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Jasper String Quartet - October 8, 2021

We joyfully open our Series with the Quartet who faced the pandemic with us in March of 2020, as their second trip to Boise was canceled during that fateful second week. They promise us a timely new program titled “Reveal,” featuring Beethoven’s Op. 131, a new work by Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tateccalled Pisachi, and Florence Price’s Quartet No. 1.

Recipient of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet-in-Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the Founder and Artistic Director of Jasper Chamber Concerts. They have been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling,” (The Strad) and their recent recording of music by Aaron Jay Kernis and Claude Debussy was described by Gramophone as “flawless in ensemble and intonation, expressively assured and beautifully balanced.” The New York Times named their album Unbound as one of the 25 Best Classical Recordings of 2017. The Quartet received a Residency Partnership grant from Chamber Music America for the 2020-21 season and has received numerous Picasso Project grants from Public Citizens for Children and Youth to support its ongoing work with public schools in Philadelphia. In the summer of 2021, the Quartet will teach on the faculty of the Saint Paul Chamber Music Institute and Credo, and will also direct the first High School String Quartet Seminar at the Brevard Music Center. The Jasper Quartet is Featured Artist-in-Residence at Swarthmore College for the 2020-22 academic years.

Formed at Oberlin Conservatory, the Jasper Quartet launched their professional career in 2006 as Rice University’s Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. In 2008, the Quartet continued its training with the Tokyo String Quartet as Yale University's Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. In 2008, they won the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the Grand Prize at the Coleman Competition, First Prize at Chamber Music Yellow Springs, and the Silver Medal at the 2008 and 2009 Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. The Jasper String Quartet is named after Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.


Website: www.jasperquartet.com/

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