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Jupiter Quartet Concludes Oberlin Residency with March 20 Concert

March 13, 2014

Conservatory Communications Staff

The Jupiter Quartet at Finney Chapel
The Jupiter Quartet at Finney Chapel.
Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

The Jupiter String Quartet will perform a free concert to wrap up its two-year residency at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Kulas Recital Hall; the program includes Beethoven's middle period "Harp" quartet, Op. 74 and Bartók's sixth and final quartet.

Known for performances marked by "energetic firmness and fine nuance" (New York Times), the Jupiter Quartet has been decorated with some of the most prestigious prizes in chamber music, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant and first prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet features violist Liz Freivogel (Oberlin alumna ’00), cellist Daniel McDonough, and violinists Meg Freivogel and Nelson Lee.

Over the last two academic years, the Jupiters have served as quartet in residence at Oberlin. They visited campus three weeks each year to teach, coach chamber music, and perform. They also recorded the Ravel String Quartet and other works on the Oberlin Music label, released in 2013.

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