The JACK Quartet
Christopher Otto, violin
Austin Wulliman, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Jay Campbell, cello
Wine & Food Tasting @ 7pm
Showtime @ 8pm
Thank you to our sponsor Yamaha for the piano
JACK Quartet at The Crypt Sessions is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.
If The New York Times calls you “the nation’s most important quartet,” then you must be doing something right… in the case of the JACK Quartet, they’ve established themselves as one of the leaders in new music, giving voice to countless composers, while creating a new body of works that prove classical music has a future far beyond powdered wigs and dusty scores.
For their Crypt Sessions debut, the JACK will give the New York premiere of Lines Made by Walking, a piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams that channels nature in all of its magnificence and fragility.
In the deep vaulted cells of the Crypt, come climb a mountain with us, spun forth from the hands of four musical giants.
John Luther Adams: Lines Made by Walking (New York Premiere)
Up the Mountain
Along the Ridges
Down the Mountain
John Luther Adams: The Wind in High Places
Above Sunset Pass
Looking Toward Hope
2019 Tippet Rise Commission for String Quartet
Hailed by The New York Times as the “nation’s most important quartet”, the JACK Quartet is one of the most acclaimed, renowned, and respected groups performing today. JACK has maintained an unwavering commitment toward performing and commissioning new works, giving voice to underheard composers, and cultivating an ever-greater sense of openness toward contemporary classical music. Over the past season, they have been selected as Musical America’s 2018 “Ensemble of the Year”, named to WQXR’s“19 for 19 Artists to Watch”, and awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant.Through intimate relationships with today’s most creative voices, JACK embraces close collaboration with the composers they perform, leading to a radical embodiment of the technical, musical, and emotional aspects of their work. The quartet has worked with artists such as George Lewis, Julia Wolfe, Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Philip Glass, and many more. JACK is comprised of violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell.