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February 2014

FREE TICKETS: Houston Person Quartet at Jazz Standard

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NOTE: This contest has ended.

Renowned tenor saxophonist Houston Person brings his quartet to Jazz Standard this weekend, and FoM is giving away a pair of free tickets to your choice of Sunday night show! (Sets at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.) 

For your chance to win:

1. Email free@feastofmusic.com    -OR-

2. Tweet #FreeTickets Houston Person @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR-

3. Head to our Facebook page and COMMENT on our giveaway post! Note: "Likes" on their own will not be considered valid entries.

*NOTE: Please include show preferences in your entry!


JACK Quartet Plays Lachenmann at Morgan Library

by Robert Leeper
JACK Quartet

Photo credit: Ruby Washington, The New York Times

If you're looking for a new musical concept to wrap your head around, look no further than German composer Helmut Lachenmann. Last Wednesday night at the Morgan Library & Museum, the JACK Quartet guided the audience on a journey—an intense lesson in musique concrète, a compositional style with which Lachenmann is closely associated.  

Helmut Lachenmann's three string quartets showcase a man with a seemingly unrelenting obsession with deconstructing and rebuilding the string-quartet form. Yet, as the masterful performance by the JACK Quartet demonstrated, deconstruction does not mean ignoring logic or dramatic form, nor does it mean a lack of emotional depth. Each listener hears this form and experiences the music differently, but the sounds are so intense and overwhelmingly articulate that it seems nearly impossible for one to not be moved by them. The music itself, which occassionally seemed to leave the edge of instrumental technique and fall into the abyss of some ethereal plane, displayed a compelling aesthetic in the expert hands of the quartet.

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FREE TICKETS: Jenny Lin at SubCulture

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NOTE: This contest has ended.

Pianist Jenny Lin presents The Composer-Pianists: The Art of Transcriptions and Arrangements at SubCulture on Tuesday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m., and FoM is giving away a pair of free tickets to the show!

The program includes works by Kreisler, Rogers, Loewe, Gershwin, Berlin, Arlen, and Stravinsky. In addition, Lin celebrates the release of her latest album, Stravinsky, a set of the composer's lesser-known works for solo piano.

For your chance to win:

1. Email free@feastofmusic.com    -OR-

2. Tweet #FreeTickets Jenny Lin @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR-

3. Head to our Facebook page and COMMENT on our giveaway post! Note: "Likes" on their own will not be considered valid entries.