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2010: Do you know JACK?

Internationally-renowned JACK Quartet Energizes Audiences during 2010 ClefWorks Festival

Described by the Los Angeles Times as “faces to watch” in music in 2010 and the Washington Post as having “a band-like mentality and a funky, contemporary vibe,” JACK took Montgomery by storm the last week of January, playing for ClefWorks’ largest audiences ever at ticketed performances held at The Capri and 129 Coosa. JACK premiered David Crowell’s winning score, “The Open Road,” to a spontaneous standing ovation at 129 Coosa and Young Meadows Presbyterian Church welcomed over 300 children and adults to an educational and entertaining Saturday morning concert of music by JACK and art by Montgomery’s 4th graders. ClefWorks Photo Galleries provide a wonderful recap of last week’s events, including visits to local schools.

ClefWorks once again reached out to the Montgomery community, touching children and adults who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience live classical music. Hundreds of children and teens in Montgomery’s Public Schools got to know JACK in a special morning concert at Flowers Elementary School and through several memorable afternoon master classes for performing arts students at BTW Magnet High School. In addition, soothing sounds echoed through reception, waiting and treatment areas when JACK played for patients, staff and physicians at the Montgomery Cancer Center.

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In addition to the wonderful support of our Bravo sponsor Regions Bank, ClefWorks thanks its Concert sponsors LWT Communications, LLC and The Junior League of Montgomery. We also welcome the Alabama State Council on the Arts as a new patron. A portion of the 2010 Do You Know JACK? season was made possible by a recent grant from ASCA and the National Endowment for the Arts.