Spektral Quartet

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO)
Admission: $15
Season: 2019-2020

The twice Grammy nominated Spektral Quartet performs in venues from the Kennedy Center to the American Academy (Rome).

Clara Lyon, Violin
Maeve Feinberg, Violin
Doyle Armbrust, Viola
Russell Rolen, Cello


O Magnum Mysterium (1572) – Tomás Luis de Victoria
String Quartet No. 1 (2013) – Eliza Brown
String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 (1826) – Ludwig van Beethoven

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Three-time Grammy nominees the Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional repertoire and those written this decade, this year, or this week. Since its inception in 2010, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

With a tour schedule including some of the country’s most notable concert venues such as the Kennedy Center, Miller Theater, Library of Congress, and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, the quartet also takes great pride in its home city of Chicago: championing the work of local composers, bridging social and aesthetic partitions, and cultivating its ongoing residency at the University of Chicago.

Named “Chicagoans of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune in 2017, Spektral Quartet is most highly regarded for its creative and stylistic versatility: presenting seasons in which, for instance, a thematic program circling Beethoven seamlessly coexists with an improvised sonic meditation at sunrise, a talent show featuring Spektral fans, and the co-release of a jazz album traversing the folk traditions of Puerto Rico.

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