The acclaimed and ever daring JACK Quartet presents a rare show in which they perform all five of Elliott Carter’s string quartets in the same day. These are complex, fascinating creations, with two of them claiming Pulitzer Prizes. The chance to catch a world-class live performance of even one quartet, let alone all five, is impossible to pass up.
21CM Takeaway: The best performances come from a personal connection between the artist and the music. JACK Quartet violinist Austin Wulliman has said that Carter’s quartets were what inspired him to become a professional chamber musician, making this an especially meaningful concert. If you’re stateside, JACK Quartet will perform the quartets again in New York City on April 14.