American Immersion: JACK Quartet plays Georg Friedrich Haas

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 7:30 pm

This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.

Austrian Cultural Forum
11 E 52nd
New York, NY


On February 24, at 7:30 pm, the JACK Quartet performs Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No. 3 In iij. Noct., in complete darkness at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. This revolutionary composition has crossed musical and performance practice barriers with darkness as both the theme of the piece and the literal environment in which it is performed. In the absence of light, the musicians can neither see their music nor their fellow performers, requiring them to rely solely on audible cues. JACK has become renowned for its performances of this work: Allan Kozinn of The New York Times proclaimed the 2010 performance one of the best of the year and Los Angeles Times critic Mark Swed wrote of JACK's sold-out L.A. performances "mind-blowingly good."

The event is free. For registration and more information, visit

Georg Friedrich Haas

Georg Friedrich Haas, composer

JACK Quartet

JACK Quartet

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