ABOUT THIS SHOW:
The Space Between finds the GRAMMY-nominated Spektral Quartet venturing into uncharted territory: a space in which not only their sound, but their bodies and voices interact. Moments of tenderness, solitude, conflict, virtuosity, and discovery abound in this theatrical work – and born from these physical gestures, the sonic landscape spans from the crunch of pure noise to the rapture of ethereal beauty. Composed by Lisa R. Coons and directed by Mark DeChiazza, The Space Between unites three of classical music's most intrepid risk-takers in a bold presentation unlike anything string quartet fans have encountered.
“The quartet proved that they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and...an ability to cast a magic spell…” (NYTimes)
"...geeky, highly-interactive, creative and collaborative...unlike anything its intended audience – or anyone else – has ever heard.” (Gramophone)
“...a marvelous foursome.” (Washington Post)
“Spektral Quartet continues to explode the stereotype of how a classical string quartet should behave… [and] make it their mission to break free of constraints so that they might pull in new and more diverse listeners to the music they love.” (Chicago Tribune)
Due to the high volume and wide breadth of work we present, we are often not able to proactively offer content advisories for individual performances. However, if you have specific concerns about stage effects (such as strobe lights or fog/haze) that might have a bearing on comfort or well-being, or if you would like to know more about the age appropriateness of the performance, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.