Posting Date: October 20, 2011
Ying Quartet to perform in Premiere Series
Kennesaw State showcases a brilliant and diverse international string quartet
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The Ying Quartet
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Premiere Series will bring the internationally recognized Ying Quartet to the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. The quartet combines “brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music.”
“One of the most interesting things about this ensemble is, aside from having such a long standing career together, three of the four members are siblings," explains David Daly, director of the Bailey Performance Center and coordinator of the Premiere Series. "The connection that exists between musicians who are really comfortable playing together can be electric - it will be intriguing to see what this additional aspect of their relationship brings to the music-making.”
The program for the evening will include string quartets by Arensky and Beethoven, as well as a piece titled "Anniversary Dances," which was written for the Ying Quartet by American composer Paul Moravec.
“The audience can expect an excellent performance,” says Daly. “The members of the ensemble have performed together professionally for the last 20 years, so they are a very well-polished group.”
Known for their commitment to education and outreach, as part of their residency at KSU the Ying Quartet will conduct a series of master classes for KSU students. On Nov. 9, the quartet will conduct classes in violin, viola and cello and on Nov. 11, they will conduct classes on chamber music. In addition, the quartet will visit Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy, in Gainesville, and Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology on Nov. 10. Both schools are affiliated with KSU’s Confucius Institute, which is partnering with the Bailey Performance Center to present this residency.
Tickets for the concert are $25. Discounts are available for KSU personnel, seniors, military and groups. For more information, visit the KSU box office or call 770-423-6650.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.