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 Haydn's "Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76 No. 4, Sunrise" and "Four Seasons for String Quartet" (commission by the Jasper String Quartet), and Dvořák's "Piano Quintet No. 2, A major, Op. 81," featuring Qing Jiang on piano.