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Krannert Center Events: November 2021: Jupiter String Quartet with Gloria Chien, Piano: American Prism

Event Details

The Jupiter String Quartet, an “ensemble of eloquent intensity,” performs to acclaim across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America in the world’s finest halls—including Krannert Center’s Foellinger Great Hall at the University of Illinois where the Jupiter is Quartet-in-Residence (The New Yorker). Joining the quartet for a portion of this concert is pianist Gloria Chien who leads a diverse musical life as a noted performer, concert presenter, and educator. Selected by the Boston Globe as one of its Superior Pianists of the year, “who appears to excel in everything,” Chien performs frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Together, Chien and the Jupiter String Quartet present American composer Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet, written in 1907. Additional works to be performed by the Jupiter String Quartet will be announced. The evening’s program, American Prism, is inspired by diverse US musical traditions as they are brought to life in string quartets by American composers from the last 125 years. To conclude the program, Gloria Chien will join the quartet for Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet, Op. 67, a beautifully rhapsodic work by one of the earliest female American composers to be widely recognized for her work.

Ives: “Chorale” from String Quartet No. 1

Bolcom: “Incineratorag” from Three Rags

Price: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
II Andantino
III Andantino cantabile
IV Allegro

Tower: In Memory

Walker: Lyric for String Quartet

Adams: John’s Book of Alleged Dances
Pavane: She’s So Fine
Toot Nipple


Beach: Piano Quintet, Op. 67

Thursday, November 4th: 7:00pm - Foellinger Great Hall

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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Works by Amy Beach

Recordings by the Jupiter String Quartet

Scores for String Quartets

Featured Items from MPAL's Collection

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