April is upon us and we're thrilled to announce details for three special events we have coming up as part of our latest quartet residency. We are delighted to be joined by guest musicians Annalisa Boerner (viola) and Lauren Latessa (cello) for a dynamic program of Beethoven op 18 no 1, Schubert Quartettsatz and Gershwin Lullaby. See below for complete event details (special thanks to Jori Ketten for images):
THURSDAY APRIL 28th - Beethoven with Burgundy at Rough Point, Doors open at 5pm
Join us for the Newport String Project's first performance in the exquisite surroundings of Rough Point. This special event will feature a behind-the-notes, in-depth look at Beethoven's op 18 no 1, with time for all those questions you've been dying to ask about string quartets! Join us for wine and mingling before and after the music and learn more about the work of the Newport String Project and our plans for the future. Audience members will also be treated to a glimpse of some of the incredible rooms at Rough Point. Space is limited and ticket reservations are strongly recommended. Proceeds benefit the work of the Newport String Project. To reserve tickets, CLICK HERE
SATURDAY APRIL 30th - Quartets at the Aquidneck Growers Market, 9.30am-12pm
One of our goals is to bring chamber music to surprising places, to catch people by surprise and maybe bring a smile or two. Pop-up performances can make vibrant live music accessible for all! On Saturday April 30th, you'll find us in the midst of delicious fruit and vegetables at the Aquidneck Grower's Market (indoor market is held at Newport Vineyards) where we'll have some treats for the ears. This event will feature a special appearance by our young violin and viola students at the MLK Center!
SATURDAY APRIL 30TH - Newport String Project at Greenvale Vineyards, 7pm
Join us for an evening of music in the beautiful surrounds of Greenvale Vineyards! With quartets by Beethoven, Schubert and Gershwin (and of course an opportunity to sample and purchase the vineyard's delicious offerings), it's sure to be an evening filled with the promise of spring. Suggestion donation $15, $25, $50+ All proceeds support the work of the Newport String Project.