Thursday, 03 April, 2014
The University of Tennessee will host the renowned European Doric String Quartet in concert Thursday evening at 7 p.m. on April 3rd.
The concert, which will feature works by Haydn, Korngold, and Beethoven, will be held in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on campus.
For four days prior to the concert, the Quartetwill also be in residence at UT, teaching master classes and working with the Music School's string majors and with exceptional local high school students.
Since its formation in 1998, Doric String Quartet members Alex Redington (violin), Jonathan Stone (violin), Hélène Clément (viola), and John Myerscough (cello) have performed across the world, and now return for annual tours in North America.
The Quartet has played to sold out houses at the Frick collection in New York and the Library of Congress, as well as at the Wigmore Hall in London, UK, where they reside.
Gramophone Magazine describes Doric String Quartet as "one of the finest young string quartets," and "musicians with fascinating things to say."
"Our UT string majors have the opportunity each year to work closely with a prominent string ensemble, says Hillary Herndon, Assistant Professor of Viola and Coordinator of Strings at UT's School of Music.
"During their residency, the Quartet will work with our students as individual instrumentalists and coach UT chamber music ensembles," Herndon says
"The Quartet will also meet with the student chapter of the ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and willhold an open rehearsal where our students may observe professional musicians resolving issues during a practice," added Herndon. "To work with a professional ensemble such as the Doric String Quartet is an incredible opportunity for our students."
For more information on this and other UT School of Music events, you may visit www.music.utk.edu/eventsor call the School of Music CONCERTLINE: 865-974-5678.