Friday, August 4 at 7:30 pm at Christ Episcopal Church
Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 “Fifths”
Caroline Shaw: Valencia
Zhou Tian: Viaje
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 B.179 “American”
Artists: Jasper String Quaret (J Freivogel and Sae Chonayashi, violins; Sam Quintal, viola; Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello) and Linda Chesis, flute
Don’t miss the concert the Albany Times-Union calls a “Pick of the Week”.
This concert is the first of three by the Jaspers. On August 5 at 11 am they present the kid-friendly Family Music Fest (tickets are just $5), and on August 6 at 7:30 pm they accompany acclaimed pianist Gilles Vonsattel in a folk-inspired program featuring Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major. The Quartet’s Sam Quintal spoke with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Jasper’s three performances at the Festival.
Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s JASPER STRING QUARTET 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 (The Strad) and “powerful” (New York Times). “The Jaspers… match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments.” (New Haven Advocate). The quartet records exclusively for Sono Luminus and have released three highly acclaimed albums – Beethoven Op. 131, The Kernis Project: Schubert, and The Kernis Project: Beethoven. jasperquartet.com
Flutist LINDA CHESIS is founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. She is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. The top prize winner at the Paris and Barcelona International competitions, and at the National Flute Association Competition, Ms. Chesis has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels. More about Linda Chesis…