Friday, October 31, 2008

Young, Gifted and Free

Sorry for the late notice but here's a free concert one should really try and get to. Saturday November 2, the Russell Library presents the Carducci Quartet at 2 p.m. in the Hubbard Room.

Based in Great Britain, the group has been playing together since the turn of the 21st Century and have built a repertoire from likely sources as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Ravel. In recent years, they have become champions of "newer" composers such as Joseph Horowitz, Graham Whettam, Joby Talbot and Michael Zev Gordon. They are also involved in education of young students in Ireland and France.

Composed of violinists Matthew Denton and Michelle Fleming, violist Eoin Schmidt-Martin and cellist Emma Denton, the Carduccis are in the midst of a US tour that began in California and ends up here in the Northeast.

Take a break from raking leaves or tossing out political flyers and spend 75 minutes with this fine up-and-coming ensemble - you won't regret it. Seating is limited so be there a bit early (20-30 minutes.)

For a generous sample of the Carducci String Quartet's varied repertoire, go to

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