Jupiter String Quartet Returns to HCC Oct. 19

Jupiter String Quartet

Jupiter String Quartet

In a return engagement, the Howland Chamber Music Circle presents the second quartet in its current season, the Jupiter String Quartet.

Formed in 2001, the quartet is a particularly intimate group: violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (older sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough, Meg’s husband — all from musical families. They studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin and finished their schooling together at the New England Conservatory of Music, where they were in the Professional String Quartet Training Program.

The Jupiter Quartet has been fortunate to receive several recent chamber music honors, and most recently honored to receive an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

For their concert at the Howland Center, the quartet has chosen to play Franz Schubert’s Quartet in A minor, Opus 29, No. 1, D.804 Rosamunde and Beethoven’s Quartet in F Major, Opus 135. They will be joined by pianist Ilya Yakushev in Cesar Franck’s Quintet in F minor.

Russian pianist Yakushev continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues.

The concert takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, followed by a reception to meet the artists.

Tickets at $30 ($10 for students) can be reserved at 845-297-9243 or howlandmusic.org.

Photo courtesy of Howland Chamber Music Circle

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