One of Chicago’s most adventurous chamber ensembles...

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Orchestra & Chamber Music
Spektral Quartet

String Quartet No. 2, Company
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, Rosamunde
Current (World Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
The Spektral Quartet is on a roll. One of the most daring chamber groups on American stages, in the past year alone, the ensemble performed Schoenberg's full quartet cycle, made its debut at the Library of Congress, and received a Grammy nomination for its CD with jazz luminary Miguel Zenón. In Berkeley, Spektral plays the world premiere of a new electroacoustic work by Samuel Adams, 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. "They have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and…an ability to cast a magic spell" (The New York Times).


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Program Notes

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