Innovative string quartet to give performance

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of the Spektral Quartet.

From left: Austin Wulliman, Doyle Armbrust, Clara Lyon and Russell Rolen

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Spektral Quartet will bring its innovative repertoire to Western Michigan University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium online or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Spektral Quartet

Since its inception, the Spektral Quartet has sought out the discourse between the masterworks of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. The string quartet invites its listeners in through charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, close proximity audience seating and bold, inquisitive programming.

Members of the Spektral Quartet are Doyle Armbrust, viola; Clara Lyon, violin; Russell Rolen, cello; and Austin Wulliman, violin.

The program will include "Quartet in Four Parts" by John Cage, "Polychoron(b)" by Lee Weisert and new commissions by Morgan Krauss and Chris Fisher-Lochhead.

To learn more about the quartet, visit spektralquartet.com.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute's mission is to add to the already rich cultural life of Kalamazoo by creating opportunities to develop closer personal and artistic ties between audience and performer. The institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for students and local audiences of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.

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