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Boise Chamber Music Series welcomes Jasper String Quartet

Jasper String Quartet

The third concert of the Boise Chamber Music Series season will feature the Philadelphia-based Jasper String Quartet.

The program, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Velma V. Morrison Recital Hall, includes Schubert’s great D Minor Quartet, “Death and the Maiden,” and opens with Haydn’s famous quartet no. 4 from Op. 20, “The Sun.”  The group also will perform two parts of their current commissioning project, called “4 Seasons/4 Quartets,” Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach’s “Frozen Dreams” and American composer Joan Tower’s “Wild Summer.”

Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, the quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. “The Jaspers” have been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” by The Strad and The New York Times named their recent album, “Unbound,” as one of the 25 best classical recordings of 2017. The group has performed throughout the U.S. and in Canada, England, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway and Panama.

Tickets for the Friday concert are $30. Make single ticket inquiries in advance to Jeanne Belfy in the Department of Music:

The Jasper String Quartet also will adjudicate the 15th annual Boise Chamber Music Series Young Artist String Quartet Competitions at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. Student quartets from BYU Idaho, Boise State University, Timberline High School and Boise High School will compete. This event is free and open to the public. Public parking is available in the Brady Garage. Contact Belfy for more information.