Kepler Quartet is performing Ben Johnston’s String Quartet #5. This will be the first time we will have taken to the stage as a group since completing our 3-disc recording project in 2016.
One of the sponsors of this event is the Fromm Music Foundation, which generously supported the start of our CD3 production with a grant in 2011.
Preparing to perform this repertoire is beyond challenging, but what else is new! We’re used to tackling the ‘impossible’ with Ben’s music. Still, it is encouraging to be reminded that we can actually play this stuff in real time.
Today, we had our first series of complete run-throughs after several months rehearsing in Milwaukee. Success!
Wish us luck.