Euclid String Quartet to perform Sept. 17

Visiting Artist Recital: Euclid String Quartet
Date and Time: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at 4 p.m. (free master class) and 7:30 p.m. (concert)
Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the recital. GC faculty, staff and students are free with valid ID.

GOSHEN, Ind. – The Euclid String Quartet, award-winning chamber ensemble and quartet-in-residence at Indiana University South Bend, will present a concert at Goshen College in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The program will include Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 71 No. 1; Dvorák’s “American” Quartet in F Major, Op. 96; and New York-based composer Patrick Zimmerli’s “American Spiritual” for String Quartet.

The ensemble will also hold a free public master class at 4 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center, with Euclid coaching the Youth Honors Orchestra String Quartet.

The Euclid Quartet is a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color. Originally from the U.S., Great Britain, Venezuela and China, they have won many prizes at major competitions around the world, and hold the prestigious Quartet Residency at Indiana University South Bend. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review raved: “The impressiveness of the Euclid Quartet extended to all the styles … [Their] emotional and timbral richness … brought to mind the old-world approach of the Guarneri Quartet … devoted, expert and exhilarating.” Ara Guzelimian, artistic adviser of Carnegie Hall, praised their “wonderful intensity, insight, and communicative strength.”

Tickets for the concert cost $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the recital. GC faculty, staff and students are free with valid ID.

These events are presented and funded in part by the Lon and Kathryn Sherer Preparatory Music Endowment. The endowment, begun by the Sherers, carries on the legacy established through their more than 60 combined years of teaching music, most of them at Goshen College. In addition to college teaching, Lon and Kathryn taught hundreds of pre-college students; Lon in violin and Kathryn in piano. Throughout their careers, they were advocates for making music accessible to young people. The activities of this endowment will continue to support their interests of accessibility and excellence in pedagogy in the life of the Goshen College Community School of the Arts.

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