The Jupiter String Quartet will return to Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at 3 p.m.
The Jupiters, who were praised by the Washington Post for their “razor-edge ensemble work and imaginative depth,” will play Beethoven’s innovative Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6; Bartók’s spiky Quartet No. 3, Sz. 114;, and Schubert’s colossal Quintet for Strings in C Major, D. 956. They will be joined for the Quintet by Canadian cellist Denise Djokic.
The Jupiter String Quartet, made up of Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel on violin, Liz Freivogel on viola and Daniel McDonough on cello, has performed in many of the world’s great venues including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall and many others. They were awarded a 2008 Avery Fischer Career Grant, and, before that, they took the top prize at the Banff International String Quartet competition. They were in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for three years and recently performed their first complete Beethoven quartet cycle at the Aspen Music Festival.
Denise Djokic, recognized by The Strad for her “arrestingly beautiful tone color,” recently made her Lincoln Center debut and will make her Carnegie Hall debut this season. Her self-titled debut recording won a 2002 East Coast Music Award, and her follow-up CD “Folklore” received a JUNO nomination as well as an ECMA, hit the Billboard Chart’s top 15 classical CDs, and was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”