Chestertown, MD, September 8, 2000 — Washington College will kick off the 2000-2001 Concert Series season on Monday, September 25, with a performance by the Whitman String Quartet on Monday, September 25, at 8 p.m. in Gibson Performing Arts Center, Tawes Theatre. The group's appearance will mark the opening of the 49th Concert Series season.
Since its 1995 Lincoln Center debut, the Whitman String Quartet has played to critical acclaim throughout the United States and Japan and is the winner of the 1998 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award. The quartet has been featured on Japan's NHK television network and the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes," and is heard regularly on National Public Radio. The New York Times has praised the quartet's performance as " . . . remarkably transparent, with each line carefully focused and perfectly balanced against the others," and The Miami Herald lauded the group's playing "with such freedom yet hair-raising collective control . . . It has the seeds of true greatness."
Washington College will also welcome lyric soprano Laura Danehower Whyte on November 14 as the Concert Series season continues. Spring 2001 performers will include folk dance ensemble Mandala, The Amsterdam Guitar Trio, and pianist Rachel Franklin. Admission to all performances is $12 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. For more information or for season tickets, call 410-778-7839.