Spring Sessions: Inspiration

Saturday, January 23, 2021

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To keep our programs accessible to all, payment for these concerts is available on a sliding scale from $0 to $40.

7:30 PM
Presented By
Austin Chamber Music Center
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Madeline Warner

“Inspiration” features the Jupiter String Quartet whose founding cellist Daniel McDonough claims that ACMC gave him the “chamber music bug.” No vaccine necessary. They pair Mendelssohn’s exuberant Op. 12 Quartet (composed when he was just 19 years old) with Michi Waincko’s internally epic “To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores.”


The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (Meg’s older sister), and cellist Daniel McDonough (Meg’s husband). Now enjoying their 19th year together, this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music.

The quartet has performed in some of the world’s finest halls, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Their major music festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Rockport Music Festival, and many others. In addition to their performing career, they have been artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana since 2012.

Ensemble Name
Jupiter Quartet
Nelson Lee, Meg Freivogel, Liz Freivogel, Daniel McDonough
Felix Mendelssohn, Michi Wiancko

String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12 | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  • Adagio non troppo. Allegro non tardante

  • Canzonetta: Allegretto

  • Andante espressivo

  • Molto allegro e vivace

To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores | Michi Wiancko

  • Pelagic Within

  • Dream of the Xerces Blue

  • Central Park Microbial

  • Invisible Eviction

  • Crying, Together

  • Follow the Water

  • Rise Up

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