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Guest Artist Recital: Serafin String Quartet

Friday, April 07, 2017,
  • Location: Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall • 2400 Blakemore Avenue • Nashville, TN 37212

Friday, April 7

8 p.m.

Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall

Guest Artists

Serafin String Quartet

Kate Ransom and Lisa Vaupel, violins, Sheila Browne, viola, Lawrence Stromberg, cello

with Blair String Quartet

Hailed for its “silken finesse and gritty vibrancy” by Gramophone Magazine, Serafin String Quartet debuted at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2004 and has consistently received superlatives in the press and ovations by audiences around the nation. The group is Quartet in Residence at the University of Delaware and takes its name from master violin maker Sanctus Serafin, who in 1728 crafted the violin currently played by SSQ violinist Kate Ransom, who is also a graduate of the Blair School’s precollege program. The quartet’s program at Blair will include Mendelssohn’s light and joyful Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1, as well as a joint performance with Blair String Quartet members Stephen Miahky, Cornelia Heard and Felix Wang, and former BSQ violist Kathryn Plummerfor a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, for double string quartet, written when the composer was just 16 as a birthday gift for his violin instructor.

Presented with gratitude to an anonymous friend for generously supporting the Blair School

This event is free and open to the public. Parking for this event is available for free in West Garage (2500 Children's Way) through the Children's Way entrance.