Monday, October 27, 2008

JACK Report: They're In The New Yorker (But Only A Listing)

One of the benchmarks by which I, a proud parent, have been judging how Son Number Two's musical career with the JACK Quartet is doing is 1) Play at Carnegie (they did that a year and a half ago) and 2) Get mentioned in The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine. They have a concert coming up October 29th at (le) Poisson Rouge, the old Village Gate in Greenwich Village and I've been hoping that would at least warrant mention in the Times and the New Yorker. It did. This is in the November 3rd issue of The New Yorker:

The eclecticism of the new-music club will be stretched to the limit in one impressive evening. Oct. 29 at 7: The Jack Quartet, an up-and-coming group of adept composer-performers who are already veterans of the Venice Biennale, offers the complete string quartets of the modernist legend Iannis Xenakis, in all their dazzling and rugged glory.

The Times also had a listing in its October 23rd (and probably since then) issue. It said:
★ JACK QUARTET (Wednesday) This New York quartet specializing in new music plays the four intensely virtuosic string quartets by Iannis Xenakis, the idiosyncratic Greek-born French composer and architect. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474,; $15. (Kozinn)

Now, I am keeping my fingers crossed that one of them will do a full fledged review of the concert.


PG said...

I am going to encourage my friends to go and to introduce themselves. Bill and Mark live just a short distance from Le Poisson Rouge... and the price is right.

rdl said...

How exciting!!
My boy has his first HS band concert tmrrw. nite - can't wait to see him in his tux.