Sunday, March 3
The Jasper String Quartet matches "their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments," according to the New Haven Advocate. Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, this Philadelphia ensemble is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians. The Jaspers have been hailed as "sonically delightful and expressively compelling" by The Strad and "powerful" by The New York Times.
While at the Weis Center, they will perform Joseph Haydn: Quartet in Bb Major Op. 76 No. 4 ‘Sunrise', Joan Tower: Wild Summer (2018 commission for the Jasper String Quartet), Shelley Washington: Middleground and Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2, A major, Op. 81, featuring Qing Jiang on piano.Qing Jiang on piano.