By KATIE HIGGINSFor Inland 360
Over 32 years, the University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series has brought some of the world’s most notable musicians to the Palouse.
New York City’s JACK Quartet performs tonight as part of the series, a staple of UI’s music program under the direction of UI Professor Leonard Garrison. Musical America Worldwide recently named the classical string group its Ensemble of the Year for 2019.
The JACK Quartet is “the American musical group” of the moment, Garrison said. “We didn’t know when we booked them that they would receive this honor. It’s quite something for a group like this to travel to a smaller town.”
He believes the quartet deserves the reputation they have achieved.
“They’re a young group, and they’re always doing something creative,” he said.
The quartet, which works with a wide variety of contemporary composers of different backgrounds, is active in New York City and tours worldwide.
Besides tonight’s concert, the quartet will participate in a four-day residency and in the Palouse Chamber Music Workshop, which is presented as part of the series each January.
IF YOU GO
WHO: JACK Quartet
WHEN: 7:30 Thursday, Jan. 24
WHERE: Administration Auditorium, University of Idaho, Moscow
COST: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $10 students, not including taxes
Tickets are available at the door or in advance at BookPeople or online at www.uidaho.edu/class/acms/tickets.
OF NOTE: The quartet will play a free pop-up concert at 12:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 25 at the Moscow Public Library.