Congratulations to the Spektral Quartet on throwing one helluva party to celebrate the release of Serious Business! Not every day do I walk into a job to see my photo blown up on the big screen. And it's not just any quartet that can make the audience sit on whoopie cushions in unison. I was honored to be a part of this project, and I cannot recommend this album enough. Brilliantly recorded and performed, the music explores the concept of humor in classical (whatever that means) music. Mayne Stage, Chicago, 1.29.16.
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