Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Violinist Jessie Montgomery Performs String Quartet No. 8 of Shostakovich Feb. 19

[Jessie Montgomery]

Jessie Montgomery, violinist, joined the Providence String Quartet in 2004. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she studied with Sally Thomas. Jessie won second prize in the 2001 Sphinx Competition and was previously a member of The Young Eight, an all-African American string ensemble. During her summers, Jessie has participated in the Spoleto Festival, the National Orchestra Institute, and Meadowmount School of Music. Also a composer, Jessie was the recipient of the Composer's Apprentice Award, given by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has been a guest faculty member at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.”

Thursday, February 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
Providence String Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8
The Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, Rhode Island 
$30 members, $35 non-members
“Based on the permanent residency of the Providence String Quartet, Community MusicWorks is a 'revolutionary organization' (The New Yorker) that builds long-term learning and mentoring relationships between children and professional musicians in the West End and South Side neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. As the quartet-in-residence for Community MusicWorks, the Providence String Quartet provides free after-school music education and performance programming to youth in Providence's most underserved neighborhoods. In tandem with these activities, the Providence String Quartet fills the role of the City's resident professional string quartet by performing throughout Providence and across the state.” 

No comments: