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New Music for String Quartet (Special Podcast)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

WNYC
Hear unusual music for string quartet, as Australian composer Andrew Byrne uses the string quartet as a percussion instrument in his work called “Striking,” & more.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: JACK Quartet Premieres 'Contritus' by Caleb Burhans

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The JACK Quartet gives the world premiere of Caleb Burhans's "Contritus" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

New Sounds

New Music for String Quartet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hear unusual music for string quartet, as Australian composer Andrew Byrne uses the string quartet as a percussion instrument in his work called “Striking,” & more.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

John Luther Adams Harnesses Sound and Silence in 'The Wind in High Places'

Monday, January 12, 2015

John Luther Adams has mastered the sonic world of the outdoors and open space. His newest album centers around his first string quartet, "The Wind in High Places." 

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WQXR Blog

The 10 Strangest Ensemble Names Ever (And The Stories Behind Them)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Some chamber groups are named after locations, composers or even their founders. Here are ten stranger names that go beyond the obvious.
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Q2 Music Album of the Week

JACK Quartet Spotlights South American-born 'áltaVoz Composers'

Monday, September 22, 2014

The JACK Quartet's latest release, "áltaVoz Composers," zeroes in on an under-represented cache of ferocious talent: that of the young, South American-born composer.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Ken Thomson Spins Invention and Prankster-ish Glee in 'Thaw'

Monday, November 25, 2013

Reedist and composer Ken Thomson's first album – titled "Thaw" and performed by the JACK Quartet – stands as his new career highlight. Stream the album in full all this week.

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Q2 Music

Listen: Steve Reich's 'Triple Quartet' with Face the Music and JACK Quartet

Friday, September 06, 2013

This summer, the alt-classical youth ensemble Face the Music joined JACK Quartet for an exclusive Q2 Music recording of Steve Reich's Triple Quartet in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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New York Now

JACK Quartet and Joshua Roman play Gesualdo to Ferneyhough

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

On June 23, JACK Quartet and cellist Joshua Roman joined forces to present an era-blending mix of music by late Renaissance master Carlo Gesualdo, alongside premieres by Joshua Roman and Jefferson Friedman. Stream the entire concert on demand.

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New York Now

JACK Quartet and The M6 Open the 2013 Look & Listen Festival

Friday, May 17, 2013

On May 17, the 2013 Look & Listen Festival kicked off with performances by the JACK Quartet, the cello-piano duo of Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown and the a cappella group The M6. Stream the complete show on demand.

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New York Now

Listen: Steven Mackey & Rinde Eckert with Big Farm & JACK Quartet

Friday, March 29, 2013

On Mar. 20, new-music supergroup Big Farm took the stage with the trail-blazing JACK Quartet for the penultimate concert of the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.

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Mixtapes

In the Hot Zone with Jack Quartet

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dedicated to the commission and performance of new works, Jack Quartet has become somewhat of a lynchpin of New York City's burgeoning new-music scene. For their Mixtape, Jack offers an hour of music by friends, colleagues and their own violinist Christopher Otto.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: JACK Quartet's 'Modern Medieval'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

In this broadcast from the Met Museum, New York's JACK Quartet plays arrangements of medieval music along with quiet, spacious contemporary pieces, including two world premieres.

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New Sounds

Look & Listen Festival 2010

Sunday, September 09, 2012

From the Look & Listen Festival at the Chelsea Art Museum, two acoustic works by composers who often work in electronic music. The JACK Quartet plays the NY premiere of “Contritus” by Caleb Burhans; and eighth blackbird performs “Still Life with Avalanche” by Missy Mazzoli. Plus, music by Hannah Lash, performed by the JACK quartet and Jade Simmons playing a work by John Corigliano.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

MATA Festival: JACK Quartet and Quartet New Generation

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The opening evening of the 2012 MATA Festival brought together New York's JACK Quartet with Germany's Quartet New Generation to kick off a three night run of world premieres. Listen to the concert here.

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Cued Up

In the Neighborhood: JACK Quartet and Steven Mackey

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The JACK Quartet recently celebrated the complex lyricism of American modernists Charles Ives and Ruth Crawford Seeger. Plus, they teamed up with composer-guitarist Steven Mackey in one of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concerts.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Listen: JACK Quartet and Guitarist Steven Mackey

Monday, April 02, 2012

Recently the JACK Quartet celebrated the music of American modernists Charles Ives and Ruth Crawford Seeger while teaming up with composer-guitarist Steven Mackey to present his Physical Property.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

In Memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

Thursday, January 19, 2012

On November 8, 2011 (Le) Poisson Rouge and the Polish Cultural Institute New York co-presented In Memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki to commemorate the first anniversary of the legendary Polish composer's passing. Join us Thursday, January 19 at 7 pm and Saturday, January 21 at 1 pm for a webcast of the entire show, featuring JACK Quartet, Signal Ensemble, and a pre-show discussion between LPR's artistic director Ronen Givony and Nonesuch Records founder Robert Hurwitz.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

JACK Quartet, PRISM, and the Young People's Chorus of New York: Live at SONiC

Saturday, December 03, 2011

On October 16th, 2011, JACK Quartet hosted Extended Play, the American Composers Orchestra's Sounds of a New Century Festival all-day marathon of new-music featuring passionate and adventurous New York City-based ensembles. With JACK leading the way, the nine hour extravaganza took place from noon to midnight, featured eight ensembles, and highlighted the works of forty-four composers.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Extended Play with JACK Quartet, Imani Winds, Dither, and NOW Ensemble

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The ferociously fearless JACK Quartet hosted Extended Play, SONiC's all day marathon of New Music featuring some of the most innovative ensembles New York City has to offer. The nine hour extravaganza took place from noon to midnight on October 16, 2011, featured eight ensembles, and highlighted the works of forty-four composers.

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