Thursday, January 13, 2005

Concert Series Welcomes Chiara String Quartet With Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, February 4

Chestertown, MD, January 12, 2005 — The Washington College Concert Series—now in its 53rd season—welcomes the Chiara String Quartet, joined by pianist Simone Dinnerstein, to the College's Tawes Theatre, Friday, February 4. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Single tickets can be purchased at the door, $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 and under. Season tickets are available for $50.00 per person in advance or at the box office on performance nights.

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. In the words of critic Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun, “...the award-winning foursome clearly has what it takes to make a lasting mark in the chamber music world.” 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 will be joined by the accomplished young American pianist Simone Dinnerstein, a commanding performer of solo and chamber music repertoire. A graduate of the Julliard School where she studied under Peter Serkin, Dinnerstein is noted for her warm and varied tone and her compelling interpretations of traditional works.

For ticket information and a 2004-2005 season brochure, call 800-422-1782, ext. 7839. 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.

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