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Spektral Quartet
Spektral Quartet
Program
 
 
 
TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA

O Magnum Mysterium

 
 
ELIZA BROWN

String Quartet No. 1

 
 
BEETHOVEN

Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

 
 
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR

Enigma (world premiere; Washington Performing Arts co-commission)

 
 

Performance Information

“The Spektral Quartet likes to put on performances that are not so much concerts as high-energy thrill rides for musically inquisitive listeners.” – Chicago Tribune 

Experience the incandescent music of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music” (NPR), with the world premiere of Enigma, a work that explores the outer reaches of space through Thorvaldsdottir’s signature panoramic sound. The 2019 Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet is one of America’s most innovative chamber ensembles, having commissioned more than 85 composers, including George Lewis, Marcos Balter, and Augusta Read Thomas. Spektral’s approach provokes discovery in beloved classics and curiosity in works of living composers.

The Spektral Quartet and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Arts D.C. project collaborate to present special residency events throughout the city, in conjunction with the D.C. premiere of Enigma. Details to be announced.