Dordt College News

Euclid Quartet to perform

February 12, 2003

If winter weather has you looking for a little warmth and beauty, the rich tones of a string quartet may be just what you’re craving.

The internationally acclaimed Euclid Quartet will be performing at Dordt College on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Performing in the B. J. Haan auditorium, this dynamic young ensemble is praised for the “poetry and mathematics” of their playing. The quartet was formed in Ohio in 1998 and has performed throughout the United States and Canada, winning many prestigious competitions along the way. Euclid Quartet

The Euclid four have worked with some of the world’s most distinguished musicians, including members of the Emerson, Cleveland, and Guarneri quartets. Dedicated to performing new music, the Euclid Quartet has commissioned works from several noted young composers, including Armando Bayolo, James Leatherbarrow, and Evan Rapport. In 2001, they were named Resident String Quartet of the Sioux City Symphony.

All of the players share a rich and varied background of private training at renowned conservatories and are recognized for their energetic teaching methods and their commitment to music education. The quartet takes its name from the famous Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, home to a wealth of artistic and cultural institutions.

Members of the quartet are Jameson Cooper, a native of Sheffield, England, violin; Jacob Murphy, violinist, originally from Fresno, Calif.; Jennifer Lee Vaughn, cello, from Okemos, Mich. and Luis Vargas, viola, from Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

Admission is free for this event. For more information, call (712) 722-6053.

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