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June 20, 2014

Concert series to start with string quartet

The Essential Thursday Summer Performance Series, presented by the Roxbury Arts Group, will kick off Thursday with a performance by the Aeolus Quartet. The string quartet of young musicians will perform in the Old School Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. 

According to a media release, Aeolus Quartet members, violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson, formed the quartet in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the U.S. and has released two critically acclaimed albums of classical and contemporary works. They have performed across North America, Europe, and Asia in such venues as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Reinberger Recital Hall at Severance Hall, Merkin Hall, The Library of Congress, Renwick Gallery, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and they will be making their area debut at the Old School Baptist Church in Denver. 

“Our Essential Thursdays Performance Series is simple in its goal — to present high-quality musicians in one of the best acoustic houses east of the Mississippi,” RAG Program Director Maggie Cullen said in a media release. “Great music, great acoustics, and the best audience. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

The Ate.O.Ate Gourmet Food Truck will be parked outside the church before the concert. Those who attend are encouraged to bring seat cushions. 

For tickets and more information, call 326.7908 or visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org.

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