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Chiara Quartet Premieres Pierre Jalbert's "String Quartet No. 6"

Whether he's writing for an orchestra, voice, solo instrument, or chamber ensemble, Pierre Jalbert packs fiery virtuosity, rhythmic intensity, and a depth of spirit into his music that is uniquely his own. Jalbert has already written numerous string quartets, many of which are available from PSNY (HowlIcefield Sonnets, Thumbelina, and Quartets Nos. 3, 4, and 5); on February 1, the Chiara String Quartet will premiere his String Quartet No. 6 "Canticle"at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln


(Chiara String Quartet; photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

As the title of this new work implies, "Canticle" evokes liturgical song by its use of bell-like sounds, created by the quartet's typical string instruments as well as by an array of percussion equipment, including glass rods and crotales. To get a sense of Jalbert's writing for string quartet, check out an excerpt from his String Quartet No. 4, commissioned and premiered by the Escher Quartet in 2008:

Additional performances of Jalbert's new quartet will take place on February 9 at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT and on May 11 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Keep an eye out for Jalbert's String Quartet No. 6 "Canticle" on PSNY soon! 

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