Saturday, February 27, 2010

Marian Anderson String Quartet Performs in Wooster Chamber Series in Ohio, Feb. 28, 3 PM

(Marian Anderson String Quartet)

“On September 30, 1989 the members of the Marian Anderson String Quartet, then known as the Chaminade Quartet, came together; unaware that they would soon change history. In 1991, the Quartet won the International Cleveland Quartet Competition, becoming the first African American ensemble in history to win a classical music competition. To highlight this singular achievement the members of the quartet asked permission of the great contralto, Marian Anderson, to use her name as their own. Miss Anderson responded with heartfelt approval and, in a memorable show of gratitude, the Marian Anderson String Quartet played for its legendary namesake and her nephew, conductor James DePriest.
The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 3:00 PM
Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center
525 East University Street
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Wooster Chamber Music Series welcomes the Marian Anderson String Quartet on Sunday February 28 at 3:00 pm. Making their first appearance with the Wooster Chamber Music Series, the Anderson will perform Dances of Panama by William Grant Still, Four for Tango by Astor Piazzolla, String Quartet #1 by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and conclude with String Quartet #12, op. 96 "American" by Antonin Dvorak. The Anderson quartet is comprised of four African American women, and they take their name from the famous contralto, Marian Anderson.” [Maestro James DePreist and Composers Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) and William Grant Still (1895-1978) are profiled at, which presents complete Works Lists for both composers by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma]

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