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Spektral Quartet Residency

The Augsburg University Music Department and MacPhail Center for Music are proud to have the GRAMMY Nominated Spektral Quartet in residency on October 17-18, 2019!

About the Ensemble

SPEKTRAL QUARTET actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With the New York Times writing that “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably…an ability to cast a magic spell,” Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

In 2017, The Chicago Tribune named Spektral Quartet classical music’s “Chicagoans of the Year” in part because of the group’s creation of three new series around the city – each highlighting a unique mission.


Residency Schedule

Thursday, October 17, 2019

1:50-3 p.m., Presentation to “Careers in Music Business” Class: Spektral Artistic-Business Model
Room M23, Anderson Music Hall, Augsburg University

3:30-4:45 p.m., Masterclasses with Spektral Quartet (Augsburg and MacPhail Students)
Sateren Auditorium & M3, Anderson Music Hall, Augsburg University

7:30 p.m., Performance

  • String Quartet No. 1 (2012)* Eliza Brown
  • String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 (1862) Ludwig van Beethoven
  • String Quartet No. 2, Vistas (1989) Shulamit Ran

Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis

Tickets Required:
$20, general
Free to Augsburg students; MacPhail students & family
Reserve at: 612-767-5250

Friday, October 18, 2019

10 a.m., Education & Engagement Presentation
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall, Augsburg University

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Reading Session of Augsburg student composer works
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall, Augsburg University

Parking Information for Augsburg & MacPhail:

Music Hall & Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University
(10/17, Augsburg parking permit/map)
(10/18, Augsburg parking permit/map)

Antonello Hall, Macphail Center for Music, Directions & Parking Information

Shuttle Information:

A free shuttle will take you from the Augsburg Anderson Music Hall (corner of 7 1/2 St. & 22nd Ave) to the Thursday evening performance at MacPhail. The shuttle will leave promptly at the following times:

Main Shuttle #1) 6:30 p.m.
Shuttle #2) 7 p.m. (primarily for orchestra students completing rehearsal at 6:40 p.m. at Augsburg)
Shuttle Return) Approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of the performance

Please take Shuttle #1, if possible, with your schedule. Thank you!

Photo Credits:
Jocelyn Chuang
Dan Kullman