The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) presents a performance by the Fry Street Quartet on August 7, at 6:00 PM, in Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. This renowned string quartet will present a concert including Haydn's Quartet in B-flat major, op. 76, Sunrise and Brahms' Quartet in C Minor, op. 51, no. 1. This concert is free and open to the public. Contact the University of Hartford Box Office at 860.768.4228 or visit www.hcd.hartford.edu for more information.
The Fry Street Quartet
Hailed as "a triumph of ensemble playing" (New York Times), Fry Street Quartet has perfected a "blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity" (Strad). Since securing the Millennium Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Fry Street Quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to Sarajevo and Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with "profound understanding, …depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness" (Deseret Morning News).
Cultivating authentic and creative artistic voices alongside collaborative skills through chamber music is central to the quartet's teaching. As guest faculty, the Quartet has made repeated visits to Madeline Island Music Camp; the Oficina de Musica in Curitiba, Brazil; The Virginia Suzuki Institute; the David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar; and the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute.
The Quartet is comprised of Robert Waters and Rebecca McFaul, violins; Bradley Ottesen, viola; and Anne Francis Bayless, cello.
For more information on the Fry Street Quartet, visit http://www.frystreetquartet.com.
The Fry Street Quartet in residence at the 2012 David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar
The David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar is one of the Hartt Community Division's renowned summer programs. The Seminar is an intensive residential chamber music program for advanced high school string players. For nine days, students experience a dynamic combination of classes, performances, and social opportunities. These include daily quartet coaching with an assigned coach from the Fry Street Quartet, along with multiple opportunities to work with the Quartet as a whole in seminar and masterclass settings. The Fry Street Quartet has become an integral part of the Seminar since its first residency in 2010. For more information about the Seminar, call (860) 768-4451 or visit hcd.hartford.edu.
The Hartt School Community Division of the University of Hartford is a comprehensive community performing arts school with an accomplished faculty who provide performing arts instruction to more than 2,000 students. HCD offers a variety of lessons, classes, and ensemble opportunities in music and dance for students of all abilities, from young children to adults, beginner to pre-professional. For more information about The Hartt School Community Division, visit www.hcd.hartford.edu.
The Hartt School is the comprehensive performing arts school of the University of Hartford that offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Founded in 1920, Hartt has been an integral part of the University of Hartford since its charter merged the then Hartt School of Music, the Hartford Art School, and Hillyer College to create the University in 1957. 2010 markEd Hartt's 90th year of providing world class performing arts education to students in Greater-Hartford and around the world. With more than 400 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and musical theatre productions a year, performance is central to Hartt's curriculum. For more information about The Hartt School, visit www.hartford.edu/hartt.