Concerts from the Library of Congress

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET)

JACK Quartet (photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan).

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

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Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violins
John Pickford Richards, viola  |  Jay Campbell, cello
with Conrad Tao, piano

The extraordinary JACK Quartet brings its ever-expanding notion of what a string quartet can be to their virtual residency. In their opening event they will trace an interesting artistic lineage of American masters, revealing the compositional thread linking Ruth Crawford Seeger’s groundbreaking 1931 string quartet with Elliott Carter’s third quartet. Pianist Conrad Tao joins violinist Austin Wulliman in a landmark commission from the Library’s McKim Fund, Carter’s Duo. And music from MacArthur Fellow Tyshawn Sorey moves forward to a new generation of remarkable emerging composers featured in the exploratory JACK Frontiers program. Conversations and manuscript explorations, listening parties and meet-the-artist moments introduce these daring and inventive artists throughout the season.

RODERICUS/OTTO

Angelorum Psalat

RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER

String Quartet (1931)

ELLIOTT CARTER

String Quartet no. 3
Duo

TYSHAWN SOREY

For Conrad Tao
Everything Changes, Nothing Changes

All events for the 2020-2021 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be presented virtually.
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