Jasper String Quartet, in concert at Shalin Liu Performance Center.  Rockport, MA. photo by Sharron Cohen

Jasper String Quartet, in concert at Shalin Liu Performance Center. 
Rockport, MA.
photo by Sharron Cohen

Jasper Chamber Concerts realizes a long sought dream for our Quartet - to have a regular showcase in our hometown of Philadelphia in which we present world class chamber music concerts that illuminate masterworks through first rate playing and spoken remarks, all while highlighting Philadelphia composers and performers.

For our living, we travel the country and world each year playing concerts; we have played close to 1000 performances in the past decade. With Jasper Chamber Concerts, we bring this world class music making home to our city, four times a year.

Jasper String Quartet, in concert at Carnegie Hall. New York, NY. photo by Carnegie Hall

Jasper String Quartet, in concert at Carnegie Hall.
New York, NY.
photo by Carnegie Hall

Why Philadelphia?
In early 2013, our Quartet faced an important decision. Having previously centered our lives around where we could study at the finest music schools (New Haven, CT, Houston, TX and Oberlin, OH), we were now looking for a place to call home.  The whole world was a possibility, but we wanted to live in a culture-filled city where we could weave our artistic and personal lives into the community.

We visited Philadelphia many times through our connection with Astral Artists. We won their 2010 national auditions and subsequently performed concerts and brought our music into schools, from Philadelphia Public elementary schools to Benjamin Rush Academy to GAMP and Abington Friends School. Through these visits, we fell in love with the city, its residents and their commitment to the Arts.

Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

We are delighted to now call Philadelphia home and we continuously work to integrate ourselves into the cultural fabric. 

Skyspace - the perfect setting
We are starting Jasper Chamber Concerts because we strongly desire a regular showcase for world class chamber music in Chestnut Hill. The concerts will be held in the Skyspace at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse and all are welcome! We chose this specific venue for its size, excellent acoustics, and wonderful setting.

This is an endeavor in which we strongly believe and we sincerely hope you will join us for our concerts this season.

The Jasper String Quartet
J, Sae, Sam, Rachel

 

J Freivogel, violin I photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

J Freivogel, violin I
photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

Sae Chonabayashi, violin II photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

Sae Chonabayashi, violin II
photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

Sam Quintal, viola photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

Sam Quintal, viola
photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello
photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer