NPR at Aspen: The Jupiter Quartet

Young Ensemble Performs Haydn and Mendelssohn

Audio for this story from Performance Today is not available.

Listen: Hear the Jupiter Quartet Perform Haydn and Mendelssohn

At the 2004 Aspen Music Festival, NPR's Fred Child takes the stage with the young Jupiter Quartet: violinists Meg Freivogel and Nelson Lee, Liz Freivogel (Meg's sister) on viola, and cellist Daniel McDonough.

The Jupiter Quartet onstage at the Aspen Music Festival

The Jupiter Quartet onstage at the Aspen Music Festival. Alex Irvin, Aspen Music Festival and School hide caption

itoggle caption Alex Irvin, Aspen Music Festival and School

The quartet, formed in Cleveland in 2001 and now based in Boston, is part of this summer's Aspen Festival Advanced Quartet Program. Only two young quartets are chosen to participate in the prestigious program each summer; Jupiter was also selected in 2003.

In May, Jupiter won the Grand Prize in the New England Conservatory's 2004 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition — an award that comes with $8000 in prize money and a fully supported international tour, including a stop at Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy.

The members of the quartet talk to Child about how they formed and what the future holds for the talented musicians. They perform the final movement Franz Joseph Haydn's Quartet Op. 76 No. 5 and the opening movement from Felix Mendelssohn's Quartet Opus 13 No. 2.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.