JACK Quartet plays Elliott Carter, Amy Williams, Andrew Greenwald and David Liptak

Friday, January 16, 2015. 8:00 pm

JACK will perform Amy William’s Richter Textures, recently composed for and recorded by the quartet. The program will also include Andrew Greenwald’s revolutionary A thing is a hole in a thing it is not. as well as the world premiere of David Liptak’s String Quartet No. 3. To close the show, JACK will tackle Elliott Carter’s rarely performed and explosively challenging String Quartet No. 3.

The JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with “explosive virtuosity” (Boston Globe) and “viscerally exciting performances” (New York Times). The recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, New Music USA’s Trailblazer Award, and the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, JACK is focused on the commissioning and performance of new works. Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, the quartet has performed to critical acclaim and worked with composers around the world. The members of the quartet met while attending the Eastman School of Music and studied closely with the Arditti Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Muir String Quartet, and members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain.