Digital Efficiency & Q&A: Jasper Quartet

It has been great to learn your responses to our video interviews and digital performances with pianists Amy Yang and Shai Wosner. Thanks for watching!

This week’s installment options J and Rachel Freivogel, a married couple who’re half of the Jasper String Quartet, the incredible, Philadelphia-based ensemble that returns to PCMS this fall. Within the video beneath, J and Rachel share with us a particular residence efficiency, created for the PCMS viewers, of works by Bach and James Tenney.

The Jasper’s Nov. 22 PCMS live performance is a artistic, two-part program devoted to works by dwelling feminine composers. Within the video Q&A beneath, they reply our questions on this collaborative program (which additionally options fellow Philadelphians Sarah Shafer, soprano and Amy Yang, piano). We additionally chat about life throughout quarantine and a few enjoyable “miscellaneous” subjects too.

We’re grateful to J and Rachel for being so beneficiant with their time and hope that you just get pleasure from watching.

In regards to the Jasper Quartet

Winners of the celebrated CMA Cleveland Quartet Award and quartet-in-residence at Temple College, the Jasper Quartet are Astral Artists alums and former ensemble-in-residence at Oberlin Conservatory. Hailed as “highly effective” (New York Instances) and “sonically pleasant and expressively compelling” (The Strad), the Jaspers “match their sounds completely, as if every swelling chord have been popping out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, as an alternative of 4 distinct devices” (New Haven Advocate).

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