JACK Quartet: Soundscape America
Program Notes

JACK Quartet: Soundscape America

The string quartet provides an ideal medium for exploring the fluid identity implied by being “American.”...

JACK Quartet: Soundscape America

Concert One

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8pm

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The string quartet is an iconic configuration in classical music. This fall, JACK Quartet takes on the most consequential American string quartets of the twentieth century, and introduces Miller audiences to new masterworks by contemporary composers. Soundscape America explores these works in a journey guided by the questions they provoke and the responses they inspire.


Concert Two: Saturday, October 21 at 8pm



  • Cenk Ergün Sonare (2014-15)
  • Erin Gee Mouthpiece XXII (2014)
  • Mark Applebaum Darmstadt Kindergarten (2015)
  • Anthony Braxton Selections from compositions
  • Elliott Carter String Quartet No. 2 (1959)
  • Morton Feldman Structures for String Quartet (1951)

Additional Information

Major support for Soundscape America is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional support for Soundscape America is provided by the American Music Project.

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.