Chicago Reader: Spektral Quartet give difficult music a friendly face

"Mobile Miniatures illustrates one of Spektral Quartet's most appealing and significant qualities. Though violinists Austin Wulliman and Clara Lyon, violist Doyle Armbrust, and cellist Russell Rolen are all adventurous, unimpeachable musicians, that's basically standard equipment in contemporary classical ensembles today—what sets them apart is their willingness to meet their audience halfway. They don't water down their repertoire, but they're happy to share what it is they love about the work they play—and they consistently find new ways to make their concerts fun, engaging, and serious all at once."

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