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Boise Chamber Music Series: Jupiter String Quartet

Friday, Mar. 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm MST


New to the Boise Chamber Music Series and the Dept. of Music, the Jupiter String Quartet is now enjoying its 20th year together as a firmly established, important voice in the world of chamber music. The New Yorker claims, “The Jupiter String Quartet, an ensemble of eloquent intensity, has matured into one of the mainstays of the American chamber-music scene.”

Their chamber music honors and awards include grand prizes in the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2004. In 2005 they won the Young Concert Artists International auditions in New York City, which quickly led to a busy touring schedule. They received the Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America in 2007, followed by an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008. In 2012, the Jupiter Quartet members were appointed as artists-in-residence and faculty at the University of Illinois, where they continue to perform regularly in the beautiful Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, maintain private studios, and direct the chamber music program.

Their concert on Friday, Mar. 3, at 7:30 pm in the Morrison Center Recital Hall features a contrasting program of mature works by composers from three centuries:  Mozart’s final string quartet K. 590 in F, Brahms’ Op. 51 no. 2 in A minor, and Eleanor Alberga’s hard-driving String Quartet No. 2 from 1994. Alberga, born in Jamaica in 1949, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021 for services to British Music, and her 2015 commissioned work for the BBC Proms was heard by millions.

For single tickets ($30) to this concert, contact Jeanne Belfy, as soon as possible.