Since winning the Cleveland Quartet Competition in 2012, the Jasper String Quartet has been making a noise in the world. The New York Times called the group powerful, and Strad magazine said the musicians were “sonically delightful and expressively compelling.”
The musicians are violinists J. Freivogel and Sae Chonabayashi, violist Sam Quintal, and cellist Rachel Henderson Freivogel. The quartet was formed at the Oberlin Conservatory, and the name is a tribute to Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Jaspers, as they call themselves, are playing the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall as part of the venerable Buffalo Chamber Music Society series. They will be performing Haydn’s String Quartet in C, Op.33, No. 3; Bartok’s Quartet No. 5; and Mendelssohn String Quartet in D, Op.44, No.1.
Admission is $20. Arrive early for a preconcert talk moderated by WNED-FM’s Peter Hall. For info on the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, call 462-4939.
– Mary Kunz Goldman