THE JUPITER and JASPER STRING QUARTETS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020,
through midnight September 27
Syracuse Sounds of Music Association
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 17th year together, this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music.
Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet is the professional quartet-in-residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians. Together, the Jupiter and Jasper Quartets extend the family network: The Jasper's J Freivogel is the brother of Meg and Liz, and Rachel Henderson Freivogel is his wife.
In the second half of this concert, the Jaspers will join forces with local musicians Peter Rovit and Sonya Williams, violins; Arvilla Wendland, viola; and Heidi Hoffman, cello to play the wonderful Mendelssohn Octet.
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 10, op. 74, "Harp" (Jupiter)
Auerbach, Frozen Dreams, from 4 Seasons | 4 Composers (Jasper)
Tower, Wild Summer, from 4 Seasons | 4 Composers (Jasper)
Mendelssohn, Octet in E Flat Major, op. 20
See the Jupiter and Jasper Quartets play the first movement of the Octet.
“In the Mendelssohn E Flat Major octet that completed the program— one of the peaks of the chamber repertoire— the musicians applied a precise touch to the delicate fairy fluttering of the scherzo and followed it with a tastefully moderated country hoedown in the finale. Their Philadelphia appearance offered their audience a unique theatrical event: a functional family in full