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Euclid Quartet concert Nov. 1

October 24, 2008

Euclid Quartet

The Euclid Quartet will present a free Sioux Center performance on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium, hosted by the Dordt College Music Department.

This dynamic international string quartet has won many prizes at major competitions around the world and holds the prestigious Quartet Residency at Indiana University. They recently won third prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and have earned top prizes at the Carmel, Yellow Springs, and Hugo Kauder competitions. They have performed in venues including Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Aspen Music Festival.

Performing at Sioux Center will be Jameson Cooper, violin, from Sheffield, England; Luis Enrique Vargas, viola, from Barquisimeto, Venezuela; Jacob Murphy, violin, from Fresno, California; and Philip von Maltzahn, cello, from Arlington, Texas. The foursome will present both contemporary work (Mathew Hindson) and classics (Grieg and Beethoven).

“Industrial Night Music” (2003) by Australian composer Mathew Hindson is a commissioned work, written in memory of an army engineer. The outer sections are musical expressions of mechanical and industrial action, with the central portion in contrast portraying the still beauty of an industrial workplace at night, illuminated and viewed from afar.

“String Quartet in G Minor” by Edvard Grieg is a passionate and lyrical ode to late Romanticism, while Ludwig van Beethoven’s “String Quartet in D Major” bristles with the energy and passion.

Admission to this performance is free.

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