JACK Quartet began an exciting transition earlier this month as they bade farewell to founding members violinist Ari Streisfeld and cellist Kevin McFarland at the Crested Butte Music Festival on August 5th.
New members violinist Austin Wulliman and cellist Jay Campbell join the quartet for activities later this month and throughout the fall with their official debut together in Roger Reynolds’s FLiGHT at the Park Avenue Armory on October 30 & 31.
McFarland substitutes Campbell on select dates, including their European tour in November that includes the world premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’ String Quartet No. 9 at the Wien Modern on November 12. Like Haas’ String Quartet No. 3, this will be performed in complete darkness with the quartet playing from memory.
All six members present and past will take part in John Adams’s Shaker Loops as part of the JACK’s annual appearance at the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program on December 8.