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Jasper String Quartet
Jan 28th 2018 @ San Jose Chamber Music Society with Nicholas Phan, Tenor
San Jose, CA
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Sunday, January 28th, 2018
7:00 PM
PROGRAM SCHUBERT Quartettsatz (quartet movement) in C-Minor, D. 703 (1820), and Jasper-arranged lieder, including Der Erlkönig, Ganymed, An die Leier, Der Zwerg, and Der Sänger. BRITTEN String Quartet #2 in C-Major, Op. 36 (1945, commemorating the 250th anniversary of Henry Purcell’s death), and folk song arrangements, including The Salley Gardens, The Ploughboy, Little Sir William, and Sally in our Alley. Pre-Concert Talk: Roger Emanuels (at 6:15PM) MUSIC A unique program of string quartets and Jasper Quartet’s arrangements of Schubert and Britten songs sung by Nicholas Phan. Schubert’s over 600 songs are at the center of his art. Quartettsatz is the outstanding first movement of an unfinished quartet (his #12). Benjamin Britten had an uncanny knack for setting words. His 2nd Quartet commemorates the 250th anniversary of Henry Purcell’s death. ARTISTS The Philadelphia-based Jasper String Quartet won the CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, and the top prize at Plowman, Coleman, and Yellow Springs competitions. “Outstanding”– The New Yorker; “Powerful”– The New York Times. San Francisco tenor Nichols Phan performs with the world’s leading opera companies and orchestras—including the San Francisco Symphony with MTT. “one of the most beautiful young lyric voices around.” – Opera News.