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Jasper String Quartet set for Philadelphia's 69th annual Pastorius Park series / Chestnut Hill Local

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"We were delighted to find out that we will be performing in Pastorius Park," said Sam Quintal, founding violist of the Jasper String Quartet. "This is a little outside of what we usually do. We play a lot of concerts in chamber music venues for chamber music audiences – which we love to do – but we also want to play for people who want to hear a concert in the park," The group will launch the 69th annual free summer concert series on Wednesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. Although the program wasn't firmly established at the time of this interview, Quintal said the quartet plans to play selections by Haydn and Debussy as well as something from a commissioned piece called "River," composed by Aaron Jay Kernis. "It's a really neat piece, a meditation on the idea of the constant evolution and changing quality of water," he added.

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