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Jasper Quartet to appear at Caramoor

June 24, 2010
Yale’s 2008-10 Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence and Caramoor’s 2009-10 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence will perform on August 5

The Jasper Quartet in Sprage Hall

Caramoor International Music Festival’s chamber music programming for the 2010 summer season includes three renowned string quartets that will present a wide range of repertoire – from Haydn’s String Quartet No. 60 to the world premiere of a work by Annie Gosfield – during three Thursday night concerts in Caramoor’s Spanish Courtyard. Caramoor’s 2009-10 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence the Jasper String Quartet, will perform the world premiere of Annie Gosfield’s new string quartet commissioned by Caramoor for its String Quartet Library for the 21st Century; Vol XI at 7:30 pm on August 5.

The Jupiter String Quartet will be joined by pianist Jon Nakamatsu for the Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 in a program that also features works by Beethoven and Dan Visconti. On July 29, Germany’s Leipzig String Quartet will perform Mozart, Beethoven and Tan Dun’s Eight Colors for String Quartet.

Jasper String Quartet– Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:30pm in the Spanish Courtyard
The Jasper String Quartet—Caramoor’s 2009-10 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence and Yale School of Music’s graduate quartet-in-residence—concludes its residency with yet another daring, scintillating program. In addition to illuminating a late work by Haydn – the father of the string quartet – and Berg’s monumental, yet cryptic Lyric Suite, the Jaspers give the world premiere of Annie Gosfield’s latest quartet.

Tickets for each concert are $15 and $25 and may be purchased at the Caramoor Box Office, 914 232-1252 or ordered online.