Guest Artist Recital
Jupiter String Quartet
April 8, 2014, 7 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
This concert is made possible by a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation.
The Jupiter String Quartet, formed in 2001, is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (older sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough (husband of Meg, brother-in-law of Liz). As they enter their second decade of making music together, their tightly knit ensemble has firmly established itself as an important voice in the world of chamber music. In addition to their performing career, the Jupiters have joined the faculty of the University of Illinois as String Quartet-in-Residence. They also hold visiting faculty residencies at Oberlin Conservatory and Adelphi University, and have engaged in a multiyear residency at Atlanta’s beautiful Spivey Hall.
The Quartet concertizes across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Americas. They have enjoyed playing in some of the world’s finest halls, including New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes, Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, and Seoul's Sejong IBK Chamber Hall. They have also been enthusiastically received at several major music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival (where they performed their first complete Beethoven quartet cycle), the Caramoor International Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Banff Centre, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Maverick Concerts, the Skaneateles Festival, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, and the Seoul Spring Festival, among others.
For more information on the group, please visit their website at jupiterquartet.com.