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JACK Quartet

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Olivier Music Barn, 6:30 PM

Pre Concert Talk: 5:00 PM, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Christopher Otto, violin
Austin Wulliman, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Jay Campbell, cello


JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: The Wind in High Places, (String Quartet No. 1)
Above Sunset Pass
Maclaren Summit
Looking Toward Hope

ADAMS: Dream of the Canyon Wren

INTERMISSION

ADAMS: Lines Made by Walking, (String Quartet No. 5)
2019 Tippet Rise Commission for String Quartet and World Premiere
Up the Mountain
Along the Ridges
Down the Mountain

Description

With violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, John Pickford Richards, viola, and Jay Campbell, cello, the JACK Quartet has been called “superheroes of the new music world” (The Boston Globe) and “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment” (The Washington Post). It’s natural, then, that these champions of new music should perform works by the composer John Luther Adams, including the world premiere of Lines Made By Walking (String Quartet No. 5), which was commissioned by Tippet Rise and which Adams began composing while in residence at the art center in 2018.