Wyeth String Quartet to Perform Oct. 1

The Wyeth String Quartet, an ensemble made up of principal players from the Fort Worth Symphony, will perform Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Irons Recital Hall at The University of Texas at Arlington.

The performance is sponsored by the Department of Music. The concert is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free to students, faculty and the general public.

Associate Professor Clifton Evans, who also directs the UTA Orchestra, said the concert is part of a blooming relationship between the department and the Wyeth group. Members of the group have served on the faculties of Texas Christian University, University of North Texas, Sam Houston State University and UT Arlington.

Last spring, group members visited the campus and worked with UT Arlington students, conducting an open rehearsal.

“Their appearances here are of incredible benefit to our students who get to watch seasoned professionals work in rehearsal and have them coach them on their own performances as well,” he said.

The Oct. 1 concert will include Haydn’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5, Arvo Pärt’s “Psalom” and “Summa,” and Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 in D major.

Evans said the quartet is scheduled to return to UTA on April 12, 2014, for a chamber music class, an open rehearsal and another performance.

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