Spektral Quartet at the Newman Center

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $40; $10 for patrons 30 years old and younger

FCM is pleased to welcome the Spektral Quartet in their FCM debut, as part of a four-day residency.

Their performance will include the Colorado premiere of Enigma, a multimedia work by composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir and video artist Sigurdur Gudjonsson.  Named “Chicagoans of the Year” (2017), Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries and bold, inquisitive programming.

Tomas Luis de Victoria:  O Magnum Mysterium
Eliza Brown:  String Quartet No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
Anna Thorvaldsdottir:  Enigma (Colorado premiere)

Gates Hall
6:30 - 7:00 PM

Gain insight into Enigma, the experiential work by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir receiving its Colorado premiere this evening.  Two members of the Spektral Quartet will lead a conversation about the piece, commissioned by the quartet.  Please enter through the Orchestra or Parterre levels (left side only).  Doors will close at 6:45 PM.

Click here to view complete concert program.

". . . They have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably . . . an ability to cast a magic spell." - The New York Times

Spektral is “...highly-interactive, creative and collaborative ... unlike anything its intended audience – or anyone else – has ever heard.”  – Gramophone  

Mendelssohn's Quartet Op. 12 in E-flat Major: III. Andante espressivo

Other Spektral Quartet residency events:

Music in the Galleries: Spektral Quartet
Dec. 8, 1 PM & 2 PM at Clyfford Still Museum
Free with museum admission

Spektral Quartet at Denver Central Library
Dec. 10, 10:30 AM
Free and open to the public


  • Tomas Luis de Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium
  • Eliza Brown: String Quartet No. 1
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjonsson: Enigma (Colorado premiere)

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