The Jasper String Quartet. Photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer.

On the heels being honored with the Vera Schultz Award at the annual Milley Awards ceremony in October, the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society continued its 2015-16 season this weekend with a performance from the Jasper String Quartet.

The performance is Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 at at 5pm at the  Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church in Mill Valley. 

The award-winning ensemble is set to perform a program featuring their commission of String Quartet No. 3 “River,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Hailed as “powerful” by the New York Times and “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” by The Strad, the Philadelphia-based Jasper String Quartet features violinists J. Freivogel and Sae Chonabayashi, violist Sam Quintal, and cellist Rachel Henderson Freivogel. The group formed at Oberlin Conservatory and began its professional career in 2006 while serving as Rice University’s graduate quartet-in-residence. The quartet is the winner of the 2012 CMA Cleveland Quartet Award; grand prize winner of the 2008 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the 2008 Coleman Competition; first prize winner at Chamber Music Yellow Springs 2008; and silver medalist at both the 2008 and 2009 Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions.

The MV Chamber Music Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1973 to present exceptional classical musicians in Mill Valley at affordable ticket prices. In addition to its concert series, the organization introduces classical music to children through outreach programs presented in Marin County schools.
TICKETS: $18 to $35. Order through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or purchase at the door. More info.

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