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“They once called me their ‘father.’ But when I work with them, I feel 50 years younger and admire them like brothers,” Helmut Lachenmann said about the JACK Quartet, which released a landmark recording of the composer’s complete string quartets in 2014. The ensemble concludes its three-part concert series this season with Lachenmann’s Reigen seliger Geister.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: JACK QUARTET
© Beowulf Sheehan

The otherworldly is also explored by the four musicians in works by John Zorn and Caleb Burhans as well as their own arrangement of a 14th-century ars nova hymn.

  • Caleb Burhans - Contritus
  • John Zorn - The Alchemist

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  • Rodericus - Angelorum Psalat, Arrangement for String Quartet by Christopher Otto
  • Helmut Lachenmann - String Quartet No. 2 "Reigen seliger Geister"

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Participating artists
Jack Quartet
Christopher Otto
Austin Wulliman
John Pickford Richards
Jay Campbell
Pierre Boulez Saal