Jupiter String Quartet Members
Nelson Lee, violin
Meg Freivogel, violin
Liz Freivogel, viola
Daniel McDonough, cello
Photo credits: Elle Logan, Sarah Gardner
The Jupiter String Quartet explores classical and contemporary works shaped by periods of upheaval and uncertainty throughout history.
Elizabeth Maconchy: String Quartet No. 3
Carlos Simon: An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave
Nathan Shields: Medusa
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2
The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (Meg's older sister), and cellist Daniel McDonough (Meg's husband, Liz's brother-in-law). Now enjoying their 20th year together, this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music.
The quartet chose its name because Jupiter was the most prominent planet in the night sky at the time of its formation and the astrological symbol for Jupiter resembles the number four.