Cassatt String Quartet to perform at SU on Sept. 30
Cassatt String Quartet to perform at SU on Sept. 30September 24, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
The New York City-based Cassatt String Quartet, Syracuse University’s quartet-in-residence, will perform in Syracuse University’s Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. The performance will include “Quartet in E-Flat Major” and “Quartet in F Major,” both by Beethoven.
Formed in 1985 with the encouragement of the Juilliard Quartet, the Cassatt initiated and was one of the inaugural participants in Juilliard’s Young Artists Quartet Program. Its numerous awards include a Tanglewood Chamber Music Fellowship, the Wardwell Chamber Music Fellowship at Yale, First Prizes at the Fischoff and Coleman Chamber Music Competitions, two top prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the 1995 CMA/ASCAP First Prize Award for Adventurous Programming and a 1996 recording grant from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.
The Cassatt String Quartet features Nicole Johnson on violoncello, Tawyna Popoff on viola, and Jennifer Leshnower and Muneko Otani on violin.
The Setnor Auditorium is located in Crouse College. The performance is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Irving Garage.