Collins Center for the Arts Presents Jupiter String Quartet

Collins Center for the Arts
Jupiter String Quartet Friday, November 8 at 7:30 pm
Minsky Recital Hall

Maine Public is a media sponsor of The Collins Center for the Arts' Chamber Music Series, including the Jupiter String Quarter in concert at Minsky Recital Hall on Friday evening, November 8.

The Jupiter String Quartet is now enjoying their 17th year together, and this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music. Their chamber music honors and awards include the grand prizes in the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; an Avery Fisher Career Grant; among others. Since 2012, they have been artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

The Jupiter String Quartet feels a particular connection to the core string quartet repertoire; they have presented the complete Bartok and Beethoven string quartets on numerous occasions. Their latest album Alchemy (Marquis Classics, 2019) with Australian pianist Bernadette Harvey features world premiere recordings by Pierre Jalbert, Steven Stucky, and Carl Vine. The quartet’s discography also includes numerous recordings on labels including Azica Records, Marquis Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon.

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.
Quartet in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1 — Beethoven (1770-1827)
Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata — Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
String Quartet No 12, Op. 127 — Beethoven

Maine Public Members are eligible for 15% off tickets to the performance. To take advantage of this special offer, please visit and use the MPBN15 code when purchasing tickets. You can also call 800.622.TIXX and identify yourself as an Maine Public Member.

This concert is presented as a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches chamber music series.

For more information on Jupiter String Quartet and the entire 2019/2020 Collins Center for the Arts Chamber Music Series, please visit