CMS Detroit presents Aeolus Quartet at Birmingham Community House 5/25

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit will present a concert by the Aeolus Quartet at the Community House in Birmingham on Thursday, May 25 at 7 PM. The program includes Schubert's Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703, Barber's String Quartet in B minor, and Schumann's String Quartet No. 3 in A major.

Following the concert is a complimentary dessert reception; a cash bar is available before and after the performance. Tickets for this concert are $35 for adults and $10 for students, and are available by phone at 248-855-6070 or online at CMSDetroit.org. The Community House is located at 380 South Bates Street in Birmingham. Support for this concert is provided to the Chamber Music Society of Detroit by Chemical Bank.

Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining "smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery," the Aeolus Quartet is committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cutting-edge works to widely diverse audiences with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor. Violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson formed the Aeolus Quartet in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe with showings "worthy of a major-league quartet" (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News). They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School.

The Quartet has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall, all in New York City, Reinberger Recital Hall at Severance Hall in Cleveland, The Library of Congress and the Renwick Gallery in Washington D. C., and abroad at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.

Dedicated to bringing music into the community, the Aeolus Quartet has been widely recognized for their highly creative and engaging outreach programs. The Quartet has participated in several residencies with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit in recent seasons, including an innovative new interactive online platform for elementary school-age students developed by CMSDetroit that enables students to learn, create, explore, and "play along" with the musicians visiting their schools. The Aeolus will be in residence with CMSDetroit from May 22-26.

The Aeolus Quartet is named for the Greek god Aeolus, who governed the four winds. This idea of a single spirit uniting four individual forces serves as an inspiration to the members of the Aeolus Quartet as they pursue their art.



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