Saturday, February 25, 2006

Stringing Us Along: The Colorado Quartet in Concert, March 7

Chestertown, MD, February 25, 2006 — The Washington College Concert Series welcomes the accomplished Colorado String Quartet to the College's Tawes Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. Single tickets can be purchased at the door, $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 and under.

Recognized as one of the finest string quartets on the international scene, the award-winning Colorado Quartet is noted for its musical integrity, impassioned playing, and lyrical finesse. The Quartet's inspiring style combines a deep scholarly knowledge of the quartet literature with energy, passion and a focus on fine details. The Quartet regularly performs the complete Beethoven Quartets, most recently in Berlin, making them the first female quartet to have performed the Beethoven cycle in both North America and in Europe.

The Colorado Quartet is Quartet-in-Residence at Bard College, where Quartet members teach private lessons, coach chamber ensembles, and present courses on the Literature of the String Quartet. The ensemble was Quartet-in-Residence at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and has held artist residencies at The New School in Philadelphia, Swarthmore, Skidmore, and Amherst Colleges. Their critically acclaimed recordings of Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and contemporary composers can be found on Parnassus, Mode, and Albany Records.

For ticket information and a 2005-2006 season brochure, call 410-778-7839. 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.

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