Jupiter Quartet is presented on Austin Chamber Music Center's new virtual concert series
On Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 7:30pm CST, the Jupiter String Quartet is presented by Austin Chamber Music Center (ACMC) on its new series of virtual events, Chamber Connect: Spring Sessions, in a program entitled Inspiration. This online performance was recorded exclusively for this event at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where the ensemble has been artists-in-residence since 2012. Access to the performance is available through ACMC's website on a sliding scale, starting at $0, and it will be available to stream for a limited time after the initial presentation. The musicians will join the audience in a live chat when the event begins at 7:30pm CST, and will give a pre-concert talk at 7:45pm CST. The performance will begin at 8pm CST.
The Jupiter Quartet’s program includes Michi Wiancko’s To Unpathed Waters, Uncharted Shores, a recent commission for them by Bay Chamber Concerts with the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, alongside Mendelssohn’s exuberant Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12.
To Unpathed Waters, Uncharted Shores celebrates the beauty and vitality of the natural world. Listeners will travel through deserts, forests, and along coastlines and glaciers, visiting grand landscapes, colorful birds, and fascinating underwater creatures. Embedded in the work will also be sonic interpretations of extreme weather events related to droughts, fires, and rising sea levels as influenced by climate change. Wiancko writes, “I believe that a musical work that engages with regeneration, resilience, and collective humanity has the potential to be a powerful and unique contribution to the string quartet repertoire.” The work was premiered in a virtual performance on August 6, 2020 presented by Bay Chamber Concerts.
More information about the Jupiter Quartet: www.jupiterquartet.com.