UChicago Dept of Music: Spektral Quartet play Schoenberg and Bartok



Spektral Quartet: Schoenberg the Emancipator

Saturday, February 10  |  7:30 PM
Fulton Recital Hall

UChicago ensemble-in-residence Spektral Quartet continues its season-long exploration of the complete quartets of Arnold Schoenberg with the moment the composer emancipated dissonance: his spectacular second quartet. Joined by world-renowned soprano Kiera Duffy, the quartet illuminates and re-contextualizes this landmark piece with the Langsamer Satz of Schoenberg acolyte Anton Webern, and the String Quartet No. 1 of his equally influential contemporary, Béla Bartók. A pre-concert talk with Professor and 20th-century music specialist, Jennifer Iverson precedes the performance at 6:30pm. Free admission.