Spektral Quartet: Britten, Adès, Ferneyhough, Bartok

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ticket Information

Tickets are $15

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the UChicago Arts Box Office at (773) 702.ARTS (2787)

3:00 PM
Presented By
UChicago Department of Music and The University of Chicago Presents
Event Type
Early Music
Event Contact
James M Hillis
"The first name on the lips of anyone ticking off the new wave of new-music youngsters in Chicago, the string quartet and promiscuous collaborators seem to be able to play anything" -Chicago Mag

Like his fellow countryman Britten, London-born Thomas Adès (b. 1971) has been described as a “complete musician.” (NY Times)  His Arcadiana string quartet has had countless performances around the world and is paired with three short works written by Britten in his early 20s.  Performed by the Spektral Quartet, one of Chicago’s most intrepid and adroit ensembles and Ensemble in Residence at the University of Chicago Department of Music.

Ensemble Name
Spektral Quartet
Speakers / Participants
Seth Brodsky, Associate Professor of Music
Britten, Adès, Ferneyhough, Bartok

2 pm pre-concert artist talk with members of Spektral Quartet, moderated by Seth Brodsky, Associate Professor of Music

Britten: Three Divertimenti (1933)
Thomas Adès: String Quartet No. 12 “Arcadiana” (1994)
Ferneyhough: Adagissimo  
Bartok: Quartet No. 4

Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL
773.702.ARTS (2787)