The Jupiter String Quartet
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall welcomes the Jupiter String Quartet back to Atlanta on March 4th for a week of activities for the final year of a three year partnership that involves the four musicians in a wide variety of performance, teaching, community outreach, and audience development activities collectively named “Project Jupiter.” Primary objectives of Project Jupiter include providing greater access to outstanding string chamber music in Spivey Hall’s immediate community, supporting musical achievement by high-school chamber orchestra programs in Clayton, Henry, and Fayette counties, and developing greater audiences for string chamber music in the Southern Crescent.
Project Jupiter calls for a minimum of two full weeks from the Boston-based musicians each season, which began in the fall of 2010. In each Project Jupiter week, the musicians will visit three high schools in south suburban Atlanta to coach and assist students in their chamber orchestra programs. The three partner schools and the ensembles conductors are Lovejoy High School in Hampton – Andrea Pulley (Clayton County); Union Grove High School – Bill Scruggs (Henry County); and Whitewater High School in Fayetteville – Darilyn Esterline (Fayette County).
The Jupiter Quartet will also take part in other Spivey Hall Education Program activities such as Young People’s Concerts, master classes, and pre-concert talks, and will also perform in non-traditional spaces, such as area hospitals and assisted living centers. Each residency week also includes a full concert program given in the Spivey Series, to which the Project Jupiter string students of the three partner schools, and their families, will receive complimentary tickets. The concerts will also be recorded for regional and national broadcast on public radio.
Hear the Jupiters in concert at Spivey Hall on March 9th at 8:15 PM
Pre-concert talk at 7:15 PM
A generous grant awarded to Clayton State University in December 2009 from the National Endowment for the Arts’ prestigious and highly competitive “Access to Artistic Excellence” program provided Spivey Hall essential resources to launch the first year of the anticipated three-year Project Jupiter, which is also funded by Clayton State University, the Walter & Emilie Spivey Foundation, and the Friends of Spivey Hall. Hampton Inn in Morrow is the official hotel sponsor of Project Jupiter.This program is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts, through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Learn more about the Jupiters by visiting their webpage at www.jupiterquartet.com