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Jupiter String Quartet Opens F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series Oct. 4

The Jupiter String Quartet will perform works from Schumann, Kurtag and Beethoven at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, to open Old Dominion University's 2010-11 F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.

The quartet, recent winner of first prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition, grand prize in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award, formed in 2001 and is entering its 10h year. Its members - violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel and cellist Daniel McDonough - have firmly established the quartet as an important voice in the world of chamber music. While they enjoy the opportunity to work with living composers, the Jupiters still feel a strong and fundamental connection to the core string quartet literature.

According to The Boston Globe, "The Jupiter Quartet offered an unforgettable performance. … The group has a pleasing stage presence ... [and] the pleasure they take in one another's musical company was palpable."

They perform across the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and South America. The quartet has appeared at New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, among many other venues. They have also been enthusiastically received at several major music festivals.

The Diehn Concert Series is supported by a grant from the Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for ODU students, and are available at the Arts and Letters Box Office inside the lobby of the University Theatre, Hampton Boulevard and 47th Street. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 683-5305 or online at http://oduartstix.com.

This article was posted on: September 21, 2010

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