JACK Quartet
About The Series

Live from Columbia

Miller invites you to take a virtual front-row seat to performances by world-class musicians, filmed live...

Live from Columbia

JACK Quartet

Pop-Ups in the Lantern

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 7pm

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Co-presented with Columbia University School of the Arts

The virtual concerts in the Live from Columbia series are filmed live and premiered throughout the 2020-21 season at millertheatre.com/live-from-columbia. On-demand streaming will be available immediately after.


The very first public performance by the acclaimed JACK Quartet featured Helmut Lachenmann’s string quartet Grido, and it’s been a constant for them ever since. The mastering of this technically demanding piece shows their incredible talent, but their expressive interpretation reveals their brilliance as an ensemble. Hear them perform this work, alongside two other solo pieces by Lachenmann which explore nontraditional techniques and sounds.



  • Helmut Lachenmann String Quartet No. 3 "Grido" (2001-02)
  • Lachenmann Toccatina (1986)
  • Lachenmann Pression (1969)

Additional Information

Presented with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan