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VC LIVE | Bowdoin International Music Festival Presents The Jupiter Quartet

Tune in here on Monday, July 24 at 7:30 PM(ET) for a unique concert presenting works by Wynton Marsalis, Bartók, & Dvořák

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Tune in here on Monday, July 24 at 7:30 PM(ET) for a unique concert presenting works by Wynton Marsalis, Bartók, & Dvořák

We're coming at you live from the Bowdoin International Music Festival, one of the world’s premier music institutes. Founded in 1964, the Festival engages exceptional students and enthusiastic audiences through world-class education and performances. Each summer, 250 students from more than 20 countries and nearly every state attend the Festival to study with distinguished faculty and guest artists.

This concert features the Jupiter Quartet performing works by Wynton Marsalis, Béla Bartók, and Antonín Dvořák


Jupiter Quartet
Nelson Lee, Meg Freivogel, violin • Liz Freivogel, viola • Daniel McDonough, cello 



Excerpts from “At the Octoroon Balls” — String Quartet No. 1 


BÉLA BARTÓK (1881–1945)
String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114


ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841–1904)

String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105 



About the Jupiter Quartet:

The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (Meg’s older sister), and cellist Daniel McDonough (Meg’s husband, Liz’s brother-in-law). Now enjoying their 21st year together, this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music. 

They believe that, because of the intensity of its interplay and communication, chamber music is one of the most effective ways of spreading an enthusiasm for “classical” music to new audiences. The quartet has also held numerous masterclasses for young musicians, including most recently at Northwestern University, Eastman School of Music, the Aspen Music Festival, Encore Chamber Festival, Madeline Island Music Festival, and Peabody Conservatory. 

Highlights of the Jupiter Quartet’s 2022-23 season include performances presented by Cleveland Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, Northwestern University’s Winter Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music in Napa Valley, and many others, as well as a residency at Middlebury College with the Jasper Quartet. Jupiter will also perform residency concerts at the Krannert Center at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. 

The quartet chose its name because Jupiter was the most prominent planet in the night sky at the time of its formation and the astrological symbol for Jupiter resembles the number four.

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