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Duke Arts Presents

JACK Quartet featuring Steven Mackey, electric guitar

Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

The JACK Quartet redefines chamber music for the 21st-century. Fêted for its “viscerally exciting performances” (NY Times), the Quartet offers a Duke Performances concert of potent contrasts. The uncanny compression of Webern’s Six Bagatelles squares off against Schumann’s expansive String Quartet No. 3. A new early-music transcription vies with the modern Physical Property by Steven Mackey, the singular Princeton composer whose blend of classical and pop music is “lithe, subtle, and more than a little playful” (Newsday). Mackey will join the JACK on electric guitar to perform his cordial, rollicking composition.


WEBERN: Six Bagatelles, Op. 9
SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41
GUILLAUME DUFAY: Moribus et genere (arr. John Pickford Richards)
STEVEN MACKEY: Physical Property (w/ Steven Mackey, electric guitar)