The Arts Institute of Western Maine in collaboration with the University of Maine Farmington is proud to sponsor a concert by an outstanding group of young musicians, the Larchmere String Quartet in Nordica Auditorium on Thursday April 30th at 7:30 P.M. They will be performing a program of works by Haydn, Brahms and the Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti. Admission is $15, free to kids under 18 and to all students with ID
Founded at Indiana University in 2011 with the current violist Rose Wollman, a Lewiston native, the quartet has achieved in three years significant international recognition as a dynamic and charismatic group. They are currently faculty in residence at the University of Evansville in Indiana, and its members have performed at Washington’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and in Leipzig, London and Tokyo. The group has appeared at the prestigious Banff Chamber Music Festival in Canada, and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and have their first CD in the works with Naxos. Trained at major music conservatories—New England, Julliard, Curtis Institute, Eastman and Indiana University, they have been active as a group and individually as performers and educators, and as passionate advocates for chamber music, both classical and contemporary, benefiting from collaborations with many recognized musicians such as members of the Cleveland and Brentano String Quartets. Their performances have been praised both for their technical musicianship and their audience appeal.
We have been lucky to be able to use their Maine roots—they have had residencies at Bates College and the University of Southern Maine as well as a home-town anchor—to lure this group of talented young women to Farmington as part of their May performing visit to Lenox, Mass. and Williams College in the Berkshire Mountains.
For more information about the Larchmere String Quartet, see their webpage: http://larchmerestringquartet.com/