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THE BARD CENTER PRESENTS THE WORLD-RENOWNED COLORADO QUARTET IN CONCERT ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 Free program features performance of works by Beethoven, Haydn, and George Rochberg

Emily M. Darrow
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The award-winning Colorado Quartet, artists in residence at Bard, will appear in concert at the College’s Olin Hall on Sunday, October 30, at 3:00 p.m. The event is open to the public without charge and is presented by The Bard Center. The program includes Beethoven’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127, and George Rochberg’s String Quartet No. 6, as well as a Haydn quartet. The Colorado Quartet—Julie Rosenfeld and Deborah Redding, violins; Marka Gustavsson, viola; and Diane Chaplin, cello—have been in residence at Bard since 2000. They are “a first-class ensemble that rises with panache to meet every challenge in the music,” stated the Washington Post. Performing in major cities across the globe, the quartet’s New York appearances have included the Mostly Mozart Festival, where they performed 20 Haydn quartets over a two-year period, as well as concerts in Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center. The ensemble regularly performs the complete Beethoven quartets, most recently in Berlin, and they are the first female quartet to have performed the Beethoven cycle in both North America and Europe. The quartet’s recordings of Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and contemporary composers may be found on Parnassus, Mode, and Albany Records. Beginning with the occasion of the quartet’s 20th anniversary in 2003, the group recorded the first in a series of the complete Beethoven quartets, which it hopes to have completed by their 25th anniversary in 2008. In addition to serving on the faculty of the Music Program at Bard, the quartet’s members are also on the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. This concert is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Homeland Foundation and the Leon Levy Endowment at Bard College. For further information about the program, call The Bard Center at 845-758-7425. Please note that no reservations are necessary; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. On Wednesday, November 2, The Bard Center will present the Da Capo Chamber Players in a free concert, “Da Capo Celebrates Bard!” The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Olin Hall. # # # (10/4/05)

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This event was last updated on 11-02-2005