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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 its most recent, Grammy-nominated album described by Gramophone as “highly-interactive, creative and collaborative...unlike anything its intended audience—or anyone else—has ever heard,” 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.

Posted: Mar-15-2018
Latest News

Spektral Quartet have been named classical music Chicagoans of the Year by the Chicago Tribune. 

Posted: Dec-26-2017
Latest Recording

RITUAL INCANTATIONS is the seventh in a series presenting the music of the eminent American composer Augusta Read Thomas. The disk includes seven world premiere recordings of recent compositions.

Posted: Nov-3-2017
Latest Acclaim

"In the closing movement, the alternation of glassy harmonics and heavy-metal virtuosity proved a thrilling wild ride, as exhilarating in its jagged brilliance and 12-tone bravura as any barn-burning Romantic finale.

"A superb coda to the group’s ambitious and distinguished Schoenberg series. One looks forward to seeing what the Spektral Quartet will cook up for the 2018-19 season."

— Chicago Classical Review
Posted: Jun-1-2018
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Posted: May-16-2018