FEBRUARY 14 at 7PM
“...emotionally intense” –The New York Times
Ursula Oppens and the JACK Quartet return to the Library of Congress with a program that pays tribute to the Library’s commitment to new music. Featuring two major commissioned works by Feldman and Carter alongside music of composers not often heard on the Coolidge stage, this concert will demonstrate why these musicians are some of the most respected artists on the contemporary music scene today. As Caroline Berg phrases it, “Dominating the contemporary world of music, the JACK Quartet is a four-man super squad armed with bows and strings.” With the artistic artillery of Ursula Oppens as support, the collective love shown by these musicians for this music will make it the most impressive Valentine’s Day event in DC.
Spring of Chosroes [Library of Congress McKim Fund Commission]
Quintet for piano and string quartet [Library of Congress Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Commission]
ANDERSON US PREMIERE
String Quartet No. 1