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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Chester String Quartet
To Perform March 29
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: March 14, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — The Chester String Quartet will perform in concert Wednesday, March 29, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Flutist Tim Lane, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of music, will join the quartet in its Artists Series performance at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium, not Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center as previously announced.
Due to differences in Schofield Auditorium's floor plan, patrons who have purchased reserved seats will be mailed revised tickets.
One of America's most distinguished and sought-after chamber ensembles, the Chester String Quartet has been called "one of the best and brightest of the country's young string quartets" by the Boston Globe. The group's engaging style and deep sense of musical commitment have brought them rave reviews from audiences and critics throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
The program includes Mozart's Flute Quartet in C major, K. 285b; Samuel Barber's String Quartet in A major, Op. 11; Arthur Foote's Night Piece for Flute and String Quartet; and Robert Schumann's String Quartet in A major, Op. 41, No. 3.
"The Chester Quartet makes the strongest possible impression," wrote Fanfare Magazine. "They display tight ensemble, their playing has both strength and warmth, and they project a deep involvement with this music."
Currently quartet-in-residence at Indiana University at South Bend, the Chester String Quartet has performed at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Kennedy Center, the Corcoran Gallery, the Doelen in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. The Chester's interpretations have earned top prizes at international quartet competitions in Munich, Germany; Portsmouth, England; and Chicago's Discovery Competition.
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center and will be sold at the door.
Patrons also may charge tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
Free parking during the performance is available in the Water Street and Fine Arts parking lots.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: March 14, 2000