Ars Nova String Quartet to Perform at SHC

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:45am
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The Ars Nova String Quartet will perform at the Eichold Gallery at Spring Hill College at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014.
Ars Nova will be performing a string quartet recital of famous works including Felix Mendelssohn's  String Quartet No.3 in D major, Op.44 No.1, Antonin Dvorak's  American Quartet and Maurice Ravel's String Quartet.
The Quartet has performed throughout the U.S. including Moscow, Idaho, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and in Europe including appearances in Aix-en-Provence, France and in Vienna, Austria.
The Ars Nova String Quartet was formed in the fall of 2008 at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Their name is derived from their mission: to promote the works of living composers while providing grounded interpretations of traditional repertoire.
Based in Nashville Tennessee, the Ars Nova Quartet has studied and performed in Europe and the U.S. In 2010, the quartet was selected by Blair faculty to attend the Vanderbilt Academie in Aix-en-Provence, France, where they performed new music by Oscar Bianchi and Claudio Gabrieli. A trip to Vienna resulted in a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet with former member of the London Philharmonic, Philip Tarlton.
In 2012, Ars Nova was selected to participate in the inaugural Robert Mann String Quartet Institute at the Manhattan School of Music. Their performance was featured on radio and later in a documentary. The following summer, the quartet made a tour of Idaho, participating in festivals in Moscow and McCall. Ars Nova feels equally at home in classical and commercial settings.

The Ars Nova String Quartet is comprised of sibling violinists Benjamin Hart and Caroline Maichel, both from St. Louis, Missouri; violist and composer Christopher Lowry, from Antioch, Tennessee; and cellist Emily Nelson, from Moscow, Idaho. Though the quartet members have been geographically separated since 2012, their commitment to chamber music has not diminished and they are delighted to reunite for a tour of the southern states in the summer of 2014.

Tickets for the Spring Hill concert are $10/$5 for students.