The Jupiter String Quartet returns to Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall for the final week in the second year of its “Project Jupiter” residency.
This outstanding Boston-based string quartet can be found in and around Atlanta all week, beginning with a Spivey Hall concert on Saturday, Feb. 25.
As part of Spivey Hall’s on-going Project Jupiter, the Jupiter String Quartet will be giving a concert in Spivey Hall on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8:15 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a 7:15 p.m. pre-concert talk. Students and teachers receive 50 percent off tickets. Go to; http://www.spiveyhall.org/concerts/jupiter-string-quartet-2 for more information.
On Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., the Jupiter String Quartet will give a free performance at First Presbyterian Church, 1328 Peachtree St., NE, in downtown Atlanta. This concert is open to the public, and presents a chance to meet the members and hear a wonderful concert.
On Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m., there’s a free concert at Atlantic Station. Join the Jupiters in the central park area of Atlantic Station for an evening of music as the stars come out. Stay and shop or have dinner. Go to; http://blog.atlanticstation.com/2012/02/20/jupiter-string-quartet-playing-free-concert-on-feb-29/ for more information.
The Jupiters will also be giving two Young People’s Concerts at Spivey Hall, on Thursday, Mar. 1 at 9:45 a.m., and at 11:15 a.m. These 50 minute performances are intended to be an educational, enriching field trip for students. The cost is only $1 per person, and tickets are going fast. Call the Spivey Hall Education Department at (678) 466-4491 to reserve space for your orchestra.
Also on Thursday, Mar. 1, at 7:30 p.m., the Jupiters will be giving a public master class featuring student string quartets from the three Project Jupiter partner schools. Come support these talented students while watching expert musicians coaching chamber music. Tickets are only $10. Go to; http://www.spiveyhall.org/events/jupiter-string-quartet-master-class/ for more information.
The Jupiters – violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough – will be working with the chamber orchestras of Lovejoy High School in Hampton (Carmen del Valle, orchestra director), Union Grove High School in McDonough (Bill Scruggs, orchestra director), and Whitewater High School in Fayetteville (Darilyn Esterline, orchestra director), interacting with approximately 200 students.
All of this information and more can be found on the official Project Jupiter website; http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/project-jupiter-2/.