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JACK Quartet

Beautiful Trouble

February 2, 2024
Harold Prince Theatre
PLA Presents

Known for "reliably surprising, and reliably impressive” (The New York Times) performances, the JACK Quartet makes its Penn Live Arts debut in the world premiere of Natacha Diels’ Beautiful Trouble. Based on a five-part video series for choreographed string quartet, this concert-length production merges experimental music, video and theatre to create a sensory experience that considers our ability and desire to consume media. Diels, an Assistant Professor of Music at Penn, created the work to examine a moment in time through the power of abstract narrative and music, both heard and seen.

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Join us a 7 PM for a pre-show talk with Natacha Diels and Anna Weesner, Penn Professor of Music.

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Photo credits:
1: Patrick Muennich
2: Courtesy JACK Quartet
3: Courtesy Natacha Diels
4: Shervin Lainez
5: Rob Davidson