Virtual Performance & Q&A: Jasper Quartet

By Brian Potter on May 3, 2020
J & Rachel Freivogel of the Jasper Quartet
J & Rachel Freivogel

It has been wonderful to read your responses to our video interviews and virtual performances with pianists Amy Yang and Shai Wosner. Thank you for watching!

This week’s installment features J and Rachel Freivogel, a married couple who are half of the Jasper String Quartet, the fantastic, Philadelphia-based ensemble that returns to PCMS this fall. In the video below, J and Rachel share with us a special home performance, created for the PCMS audience, of works by Bach and James Tenney.

The Jasper's Nov. 22 PCMS concert is a creative, two-part program dedicated to works by living female composers. In the video Q&A below, they answer our questions about this collaborative program (which also features fellow Philadelphians Sarah Shafer, soprano and Amy Yang, piano). We also chat about life during quarantine and some fun “miscellaneous” topics too.

We are grateful to J and Rachel for being so generous with their time and hope that you enjoy watching.

About the Jasper Quartet

Winners of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award and quartet-in-residence at Temple University, the Jasper Quartet are Astral Artists alums and former ensemble-in-residence at Oberlin Conservatory. Hailed as “powerful” (New York Times) and “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad), 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).