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Jupiter String Quartet returns to KCPA October 3rd

4 members of the Jupiter Quartet against a dark background. The 3 violin players are standing and the cello player is sitting.
The Jupiter Quartet

The Jupiter String Quartet, an ensemble renowned for its unique blend of familial and artistic collaboration, is scheduled to perform at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Champaign-Urbana on Sunday, October 3rd, at 7:30 p.m.

The quartet, which began performing together in 2001, comprises violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough. Their extensive performance history includes appearances at globally recognized venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Wigmore Hall in London, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Since 2012, the quartet has also held the position of artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois, where they direct the chamber music program and maintain private studios.

The upcoming performance at KCPA will prominently feature selections from their most recent album. This album, a collaborative effort with the Jasper String Quartet, was produced by Grammy-award winner Judith Sherman and released in 2021 on the Marquis Classics label. The album is noteworthy for its eclectic repertoire, including the world premiere recording of contemporary composer Dan Visconti’s “Eternal Breath,” as well as Felix Mendelssohn’s classical masterpiece “Octet in E-flat, Op. 20,” and “Last Round.” This diverse musical selection highlights the Jupiter String Quartet’s commitment to both classical and contemporary chamber music, offering audiences an expansive and enriching musical experience.

Jupiter String Quartet
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S Goodwin Ave
Tu October 3rd, 7:30 p.m.
$10 to $60

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