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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

The first half of this globally inspired program, “Folk Encounters,” pairs Su Lian Tan’s evocation of traditional South Asian puppet theatre with Wynton Marsalis’ exploration of the complicated American Creole experience through the lens of a New Orleans ball. The program finishes with folk-inspired chamber music by Dvořák. Dvořák’s exuberant Viola Quintet reflects the composer’s delight in finding kinship between the folk music of America and his beloved homeland of Czechoslovakia.

Program: Folk Encounters
Su Lian Tan: Life in Wayang
Wynton Marsalis: Excerpts from String Quartet No. 1, “At the Octoroon Balls”
Antonín Dvořák: Viola Quintet In E-flat Major “American,” Op. 97 B. 180

Kirsten Docter is associate professor of viola and chamber music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. First-prize wins at the Primrose International and American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions launched her on a career that includes a 23-year tenure with the Cavani Quartet, concerts on major series and festivals, and numerous appointments as a master class clinician and teacher. Docter’s work can be heard on the Azica, Albany, and New World labels.

The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (Meg’s older sister), and cellist Daniel McDonough (Meg’s husband, Liz’s brother-in-law). Now enjoying their 20th year together, this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music. In addition to their performing career, they have been artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana since 2012, where they maintain private studios and direct the chamber music program.

Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:30PM in the Foellinger Great Hall

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

Featured Items from MPAL's Collection

Jupiter Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132