Chamber Music Wilmington presents the Jasper String Quartet this Sunday, April 23 at 3:00pm at Beckwith Recital Hall. This award-winning quartet has been a fan of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis since they heard his music 7 years ago-specifically, a piece called "Musica Celestis," which is on the agenda for this afternoon performance. Listen to composer Kernis and Jasper Quartet violist Sam Quintal talk about this popular piece above. Segments of the 11-minute piece heard in the interview are from a recording by the Jasper Quartet.
In addition to the 2nd movement of Kernis' "Musica Celestis," the Jasper Quartet will perform Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" and Haydn's Quartet in F Major, Op .77, No. 2. Tickets are available at the door, by telephone 910-962-3500, or online. On Sunday prior to the performance, the Jasper Quartet holds a String Masterclass at WHQR, 11:00am-12:30pm. Observers are welcome.