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Washington Performing Arts presents Spektral Quartet: Looking Skyward

  • Kennedy Center 2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20566 United States (map)


Washington Performing Arts presents:
Spektral Quartet: Looking Skyward
Clara Lyon & Maeve Feinberg, violin
Doyle Armbrust, viola
Russell Rolen, cello

Experience the incandescent music of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music” (NPR), with the world premiere of Enigma, a work that explores the outer reaches of space through Thorvaldsdottir’s signature panoramic sound. The 2019 Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet is one of America’s most innovative chamber ensembles, having commissioned more than 85 composers, including George Lewis, Marcos Balter, and Augusta Read Thomas. Spektral’s approach provokes discovery in beloved classics and curiosity in works of living composers.

“The Spektral Quartet likes to put on performances that are not so much concerts as high-energy thrill rides for musically inquisitive listeners.” (Chicago Tribune)

Tomás Luis de Victoria
: O Magnum Mysterium
Eliza Brown: String Quartet No. 1
Beethoven: Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Enigma (D.C. premiere; Washington Performing Arts co-commission)




Terrace Theater
Performance Timing: TBA

Earlier Event: October 27
Inscape at UMBC
Later Event: November 1
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