Wednesday, April 29, 2009

'The Young Eight' Presents Concert at Seattle University at 8 PM Friday, May 1

“The Young Eight, America’s only professional string octet, will be in concert on Friday, May 1 – 8 PM in Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium, 1016 E Marion Street in Seattle, Washington. The Young Eight is Ensemble in Residence at Seattle University. Concert repertoire will be Beethoven’s Duo for Viola and Violoncello (with two eyeglasses), Dvorak’s Terzetto, op. 74 in C Major for two violins and viola, Summertime for two violins, arranged by John Littlejohn, Michael DePaul’s Elegy for String Octet and the Mendelssohn Octet for Strings in E-flat major, op, 40 (in celebration of the bicentennial year of Felix Mendelssohn).” 

“The Young Eight, consisting of Artistic Director Quinton I. Morris, Kayoung Nam, Timothy Peters and Chala Yancy, violins, Amber Archibald and Carl St. Jacques, violas and Caleb Jones and Tahirah Whittington, violoncelli, is an octet of African-American musicians from The Boston Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music and Peabody Conservatory of Music.”

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