April 24, 2003
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CMYS to host two quartets in competition finals

Enso Quartet

Two string quartets, the Enso Quartet and the Euclid Quartet, are finalists in the 19th annual Chamber Music Yellow Springs competition Sunday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue.

The Enso Quartet — Tereza Stanislaw and Maureen Nelson, violins, Robert Brophy, viola, and Richard Belcher, cello—will perform Robert Schumann’s Quartet Op. 41 No. 3 in A major and a 1994 work by Joan Tower, “Night Fields.”

The Euclid Quartet — Jameson Cooper and Jacob Murphy, violins, Luis Vargas, viola, and Jennifer Lee Vaughn, cello — will perform Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A minor and Béla Bartòk’s Quartet No. 4.

The competition’s goal is to help emerging professional chamber ensembles in gaining recognition and to encourage younger musicians to make careers in chamber music. Past winners include the Artis, Shanghai and Amernet string quartets.

Following a light pre-concert supper at 6 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, CMYS trustees Mary White and Richard Spencer will host an open forum for attendees to discuss programs they would like CMYS to present in the future.

A post-concert dinner and reception for the musicians will be held in a local home, for which reservations are required.

For information, tickets, and to reserve a place at the pre- and post-concert dinners, call 937-374-8800.