The Juilliard String Quartet played at the Jane Mallet Theatre on Thursday evening (Jan. 8) – bringing with them a chilly program for a chilly January night. The program was part of Music Toronto’s Contemporary Classics series.
The New York-based Juilliards have a well-earned reputation for tackling tough modernist scores. Earlier this year, they completed the cycle of Elliott Carter quartets that they began in the 1990s. They’ve also championed quartets by Milton Babbitt, Stefan Wolpe and Roger Sessions, among others.