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Spektral Quartet

Philip GLASS String Quartet No. 2, Company
SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, Rosamunde
Samuel ADAMS Current (World Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)

In its innovative programs, Chicago’s Spektral Quartet is widely praised for illuminating the connections between beloved works in the canon and fresh new repertoire by living composers. The ensemble’s Berkeley debut features the world premiere of a new electroacoustic composition by Samuel Adams, a bespoke work created especially for the quartet that explores, in Adams’ words, “the relationship between the minimal digital language of resonating snare drums and the warm, acoustic complexity of the string quartet.” Its title, Current, refers to “both the electric currents that activate the resonating snare drums as well as the intense, weather-blasted quality of the work’s sound world.”

Schubert’s haunting Rosamunde Quartet, and Philip Glass’ Company Quartet, originally composed for a theatrical production of Samuel Beckett’s 1979 novella of the same name, round out the expansive program.

“Spektral Quartet likes to put on performances that are not so much concerts as high-energy thrill rides for musically inquisitive listeners” (The Chicago Tribune).

Feb 13, 2022, 3pm
Feb 13, 2022, 3pm

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