So it was no surprise when the JACK Quartet was described as being at ease no matter what the quartet members are wearing. Sometimes they play in t-shirts and jeans, and sometimes they are elegantly dressed in suits while playing their instruments. The JACK Quartet is a string instrument group of four young men who are equally comfortable playing in a coffee house as they are playing in a concert hall.
When the young string instrument players are dressed in tees playing in a coffee house, they please young modern listeners who might not get to hear their brand of music otherwise. But when playing in a concert hall, the dark suits and white shirts are donned and the young players are suddenly transformed. The JACK Quartet is made up of Ari Streisfeld, John Pickford Richards, Christopher Otto, and Kevin McFarland.
This very talented quartet offers audiences a thrilling concert of expressive and inspiring music. They can play works by Guillaume de Machaut, David Dzubay, Felipe Lara, and Alex Ness to name a few. When you watch them playing in their suits though, it’s not difficult to imagine them dressed differently – in t-shirts and jeans.
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