I knew the JACK Quartet before they were famous

Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times has listed the JACK Quartet’s Xenakis show at Le Poisson Rouge as one of “the most memorable classical music presentations of 2008”:

The Jack Quartet, an ensemble of young string players devoted to contemporary music, played the club in October. I would never have expected to see a young crowd at a downtown nightclub erupting with whoops after performances of the four hypercomplex, cutting-edge string quartets by Iannis Xenakis. But in this setting these dense and kinetic works came across to this open-minded audience as just more hip, wild, out-there contemporary music.

Awesome, boys! Unfortunately, I missed this particular show. But I, and you, can catch them at their next NYC concert on March 1st at Tenri.

Click here to hear JACK killin’ some Xenakis.

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