“Four Guys Named Jack” in the NYT and on Q2

The New York Times today has a great article on the JACK Quartet.
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The JACK Quartet at The Stone

Well, guess what? In case you did not know, you can listen – right now – to their June 29, 2010 concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge

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Kevin McFarland, left, and John Pickford Richards.

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Christopher Otto, left, and Ari Streisfeld.

Just visit Q2’s page for this concert, in which The JACK Quartet is joined by ICE, The International Contemporary Ensemble.

Q2 tell us, “When two reigning New York City-based New Music ensembles collide at (Le) Poisson Rouge, there’s no telling what might happen. In this June 29 performance, the long-standing and famously accomplished International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) joins forces with the explosive and progressive JACK Quartet as a send-off to their performances at the the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany. The two New Music giants perform works by Earl Brown, Caleb Burhans, Jason Eckhardt and Yoshiaki Onishi.

ICE and the JACK Quartet both formed from the loyal camaraderie of their college days, so it’s no surprise that both ensembles are flourishing with countless critically acclaimed performances under their belts. These young and energizing ensembles are well-known and highly respected not only for their stellar concerts but also for their inventive methods of using New Music to encourage a diverse and enthusiastic audience. ICE and JACK are avid champions of young composers and together have already given over 500 world premieres.”


There’s a lot more at Q2’s concert page