Chamber Music

Regional Spotlight: Jupiter String Quartet and clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester


Regional Spotlight: Jupiter String Quartet and clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester play Mozart

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March 10, 2011
Jupiter Quartet
Formed in 2001, the Jupiter String Quartet is an intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (older sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough (husband of Meg, brother-in-law of Liz.)
Lee Talner

"I want to go where everybody knows my name..."

The TV show CHEERS - unfussy, filled with friendly if quirky characters and a joy to watch - was very much like the Mozart Clarinet Quintet.

Jose Franch-Ballester
Mr. Franch-Ballester is a member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 2 in New York and has recorded with that ensemble Bartok's Contrasts for Deutsche Grammophon.
Photo courtsey the artist

From the first musical theme Mozart makes you feel like you're right at home.

The piece is filled with friendly and quirky themes and is also a joy to listen to - especially in the concert performance from a Music in the Park recital last month with the Jupiter String Quartet and clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester.

Their performance is in this week's Regional Spotlight.

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(The encore is "Oblivion" by Astor Piazolla.)