The Young Eight Presents Two Concerts in Austin, Texas - June 14 at
George Washington Carver Museum and June 17 at First Presbyterian Church
- Both Concerts Feature Works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Niels W.
New York, NY - The Young Eight string octet will present two concerts
in Austin, Texas - Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7 PM at the George Washington
Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street and Friday,
June 17, 2005 - 8 PM as part of the St. Cecilia Music Series at First
Presbyterian Church of Austin, 8001 Mesa Drive, both in Austin, Texas.
Repertoire for both concerts will be string octets by Mendelssohn,
Shostakovich and Niels W. Gade. The June 14 concert will also include
works by African-American composers John Littlejohn and Patrice Rushen.
The June 14 concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
please call the Carver Museum at (512) 974-4926. More about the museum
online at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/carver/.
Tickets for the June 17 concert are $15 adults / $12 students and seniors.
For tickets or more concert information, please call 512-345-8866 ext.
43. You can also visit First Presbyterian online at http://www.fpcaustin.org.
The Young Eight, with violinists Mariana Green-Hill, Kenneth L. Jarvis,
John H. Littlejohn and Quinton I. Morris, violists Christopher Jenkins
and Dawn Michelle Smith and cellists Ryan Murphy and Tahirah Whittington
has established itself as one of the next generation's most dynamic and
energetic chamber ensembles, presenting performances in New York City,
Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Austin. Founded in 2002 at the
North Carolina School of the Arts by director Quinton I. Morris, this
critically acclaimed African-American octet is dedicated to exposing
various communities to the arts through classical music and has been
recognized for their dedication to children, music and education.
Members received their music education from The Boston Conservatory,
Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, The Juilliard School,
Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, New England Conservatory
of Music and Peabody Conservatory of Music. The Young Eight has served
as String Octet in Residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts
and is currently in residence at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin,
Texas (where they present a String Seminar for young musicians) and Blue
Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Other residency programs
have included the Harlem School of the Arts, Community Music Works, First
Philadelphia Charter School for Literacy, and Winston-Salem State
University. Learn more about their many program initiatives at
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