The Arts Institute of Western Maine in collaboration with the University of Maine Farmington will present a homecoming concert by a the Larchmere String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Nordica Auditorium at UMF. The group will perform a program of works by Haydn, Brahms and the Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti. Admission cost $15 for adults and is free for children and students with I.D.

Founded at Indiana University in 2011 with the violist Rose Wollman, a Lewiston native, the quartet has achieved in three years significant international recognition as a dynamic and charismatic group. They are faculty in residence at the University of Evansville in Indiana, and its members have performed at Washington’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and in Leipzig, London and Tokyo. The group has appeared at the Banff Chamber Music Festival in Canada, and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and have their first CD in the works with Naxos. Trained at major music conservatories — New England, Julliard, Curtis Institute, Eastman and Indiana University, the group has been active both as a group and individually as performers and educators, and as passionate advocates for chamber music, both classical and contemporary, benefiting from collaborations with many recognized musicians such as members of the Cleveland and Brentano String Quartets. ms College in the Berkshire Mountains.

For more information about the Larchmere String Quartet, visit larchmerestringquartet.com.

For information about the concert, visit www.artsinstitute.com, email [email protected]; or call 860-2674.


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