Chestertown, MD, August 28, 2003 — The 52nd season of the Concert Series brings the Chiara String Quartet to the Washington College. The Chiara Quartet will perform Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Tawes Theater.
The first prize winners in the 2002 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Chiara String Quartet is one of the nation's most sought-after young ensembles. The Quartet began its professional life in September 2000 as the recipient of a Chamber Music America Rural Residency in Grand Forks, ND. Since then, it has won the Astral Artistic Services Auditions and joined the Astral roster of outstanding young artists on the brink of launching major professional careers. These Julliard-trained musicians bring commitment, ardor and passion to traditional quartet repertoire, and, with an eye toward the next generation of music, perform commissioned pieces from today's talented, working composers, as well. The Quartet derives its name from “chiara,” an Italian word, meaning clear, pure or light.
For ticket information and a free Washington College Concert Series 2003-2004 season brochure, call 410-778-7839, or 800-422-1782, ext. 7839. Season tickets are available for $50.00 per person. Individual tax-deductible patron memberships begin at $75.00. Contributing patron memberships begin at $150.00, supporting at $250.00, and sustaining at $500.00. All membership packages include two tickets, and all donations over the price of the tickets are tax-deductible. Season tickets and memberships can be purchased by check or money order through the mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197.