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Columbia Composers presents the JACK Quartet at Symphony Space

Date, location, and tickets

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
at 8:00 PM

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Free Event

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Event Information

Columbia Composers is proud to present the JACK Quartet, featuring the works of composers William Dougherty, Vicente Hansen, Martin Hiendl, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Shih-Wei Lo, and Bethany Younge at Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space on April 3rd, 2018.

William Dougherty – “there was never ground beneath your feet”*
Vicente Hansen – “Seasons Will Pass You By”*
Martin Hiendl – “String Quartet No. 1 (Tubular – Mondo)”*
Mary Kouyoumdjian – “Bombs of Beirut”
Shih-Wei Lo – “String Quartet No. 2″*
Bethany Younge – “Carving Our Wooden Bodies”*
*world premiere

ADMISSION: Admission is free and open to the public

Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet is “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment” (Washington Post). The recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, New Music USA’s Trailblazer Award, and the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, JACK has performed to critical acclaim at leading concert halls and festivals around the world. Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell, JACK is focused on new works, leading them to collaborate with composers from established masters to students. JACK operates as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the performance, commissioning, and spread of new string quartet music. Dedicated to education, the quartet spends two weeks each summer teaching at New Music on the Point and has long-standing relationships with many universities in the U.S. www.jackquartet.com

Columbia Composers is a student-run organization supporting the creation and performance of new works by graduate students enrolled in Columbia University’s Doctoral Composition Program. Each year we organize four or five concerts in various venues throughout New York City, attracting a mix of student and outside attendees thereby broadening the visibility of the our composers both individually and collectively. We have collaborated with such ensembles as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), JACK quartet, Talea, Wet Ink, Yarn/Wire, and many New York freelance musicians. Our activities are made possible by the generous support of the Alice M. Ditson and the Fritz Reiner Funds. https://music.columbia.edu/columbia-composers

This event is supported by a grant from New Music USA.

Participants: JACK Quartet