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Jasper String Quartet with Nicholas Phan, tenor

Sunday, November 24, 2019
3:30pm to 5:30pm
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Beckman Auditorium
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"The Jaspers...match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments." —New Haven Advocate

In 2008 the Jasper String Quartet won the top prizes at the Coleman, Plowman, and Yellow Springs competitions; and a Silver Medal at Fischoff's competition in 2008 and 2009. The Jaspers soon scaled musical peaks to rival the peaks of their namesake, Jasper National Park in Canada. More recent peaks include the CMA's prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award in 2012 and Fischoff's 2016 Educator Award.

A golden thread woven into this program is the golden voice of tenor Nicholas Phan, hailed by the Boston Globe as "one of the world's most remarkable singers."



Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Schubert: Lieder
・An die Leier, D. 737
・Ganymed, D. 544
・Der Zwerg, D. 771
・Der Sanger, D. 149
・Der Erlkonig, D. 328
Schubert: Quartet in D minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"

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The series was founded in 1904, making it the nation's oldest chamber music series. The concerts have been held in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium since 1965, and were held in an earlier campus performance space from 1924 to 1927.Download the 2019-2020 Coleman series brochure

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