An Exciting Announcement

Hey all!

We are excited to announce that the University of Chicago's Department of Music has appointed us "Ensemble-in-Residence" beginning this fall!   We will be performing in concerts, giving workshops, coaching chamber music, and collaborating with the vaunted composition department all year long.  Read our full press release below, and we hope to see you in Hyde Park some time this season.

All best,
Aurelien, Austin, Doyle and Russ


For immediate release:

The Spektral Quartet is thrilled to announce its new post as Ensemble-In-Residence at the University of Chicago's Department of Music beginning in the 2012/2013 academic year. Having served as orchestral, chamber and private lesson coaches for the University's string students during 2011/2012, the Chicago-based group will become Hyde Park regulars in both pedagogical and performance capacities through this formalized position.

Champions of new music, and specifically Chicago composers, Spektral will be working closely with the University’s composition faculty and students through its participation in the New Music Ensemble. The University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras will receive regular sectional coachings from the foursome, as will the student string chamber ensembles, who will be given professional guidance and rehearsal technique primers through Spektral's interactive workshops. Each academic quarter, the quartet will perform its signature new-cum-traditional concerts for the neighborhood's residents, faculty and students.

The Spektral Quartet inaugurates its new relationship with University of Chicago with a performance of works by Hugo Wolf, Joseph Haydn and George Crumb as part of the Logan Launch Festival, celebrating the opening of the brand-new Logan Center for the Arts and its acoustically excellent Performance Hall.  The concert takes place on Friday, October 12, at 8:00pm at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street.  Admission is free.