Elise Kuder ’97, Jesse MacDonald, violin
Michael Kelley ’96, viola
Rupert Thompson, cello
with Dana Lyn ’96, violin
This concert with the Apple Hill String Quartet features the A Major String Quartet by Mozart; Looking for Lady Gordon – A Suite for Fiddler and String Quartet by Oberlin alumna and fiddler Dana Lyn; and closes with the compelling String Quartet #2 by Peruvian composer Celso Garrido-Lecca, dedicated to Victor Jara, one of the most revered songwriters of la nueva canción.
Called “dashing and extraordinary” by the Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet is the resident ensemble of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. They serve as the organization’s artistic directors as well as the coaches, mentors, and music directors for Apple Hill’s Summer Chamber Music Workshop, which welcomes 300 students and 45 faculty to its 100-acre campus each summer to study and perform chamber music.
During the regular concert season, the quartet performs for and teaches thousands more throughout the world, while serving as the representatives of Playing for Peace, Apple Hill’s guiding philosophy of creating community and fostering artistic growth through chamber music.
This event is a part of the Alumni Conversations and Careers speaker series.
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