November 23, 2009
Showcasing the internationally-renowned JACK Quartet of New York City (www.jackquartet.com), ClefWorks’ 2010 season, “Do You Know JACK?”, will feature a 7:30 p.m. concert at The Capri on January 28 that juxtaposes late Renaissance works by Girolamo Frescobaldi with cartoon-based works by American Raymond Scott (think Looney Toons) as well as works written specifically for JACK by New Yorkers Kevin Keller and Theo Bleckmann. A second evening concert will be performed on January 30th at 129 Coosa and will have an architectural theme featuring music by Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), an architect/mathematician turned composer. This concert will also showcase the world premiere of the winning score from ClefWorks’ third annual composition competition “The Open Road” by David Cromwell.
Described by the Washington Post as having “a band-like mentality and a funky, contemporary vibe,” JACK promises a fun, avant garde musical experience. Buy tickets early and get a discount — $15 for general admission and $10 for student/military (with valid ID) and children under 18. Tickets are available at www.clefworks.org or any full service Regions branch beginning Dec. 28. (After January 24, the price increases to $20 and $15.)