Jasper Quartet
Sarah Shafer, soprano
Amy Yang, piano

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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This concert is part of the Wagman Century & Musical Fund Society Series. You can also Build Your Own Subscription or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale September 8.

About This Performance

Philadelphia is home to a multitude of astonishingly gifted musicians and ensembles, six of whom (the Jasper Quartet and Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Winners Shafer and Yang) are highlighted in this creative, two-part program dedicated to works by living female composers.

Fung: Quartet No. 1
Washington: Middleground
Wolfe: Dig Deep
Shaw: By & By (w/ Shafer)
Higdon: In the Shadow of Sirius (w/ Shafer)

León: Ethos (w/ Yang)
Ko: Escape-Landscape
Thomas: Helix Spirals
Auerbach: Winter  Philadelphia Premiere
Tower: Dumbarton (w/ Yang)

This concert is supported in part by Grant Greapentrog

The Artist(s)

Jasper Quartet
Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the Founder and Artistic Director of Jasper Chamber Concerts. The Quartet launched their inaugural season of Jasper Chamber Concerts in 2016, a series in Philadelphia devoted to world class performances of masterworks from around the world and Philadelphia,… Read More
Sarah Shafer, soprano
Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer  for her “crystalline sound, perfectly true intonation, glowing warmth, and total presence” and named “remarkable, artistically mature … a singer to watch” by Opera News, soprano Sarah Shafer actively appears on the leading operatic and concert stages of the world. The 2018 – 2019 season saw Ms.… Read More
Amy Yang, piano
Praised by the Washington Post as a “jaw-dropping pianist who steals the show…with effortless finesse,” pianist Amy Yang has collaborated with Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Richard Goode, Ida Kavafian, Roberto Díaz; members of the Guarneri String Quartet and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; and the Dover, Jasper, and Aizuri string quartets. She has appeared as a soloist with the Houston,… Read More


Joan Tower: Wild Summer (2018)
Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock
Social Series

This concert is part of the Social Series. Click here to learn more about the free tasting paired with this concert.