posted February 3, 2003

Ceruti String Quartet to Perform Feb. 19

Hope College will present the Ceruti String Quartet on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The program will include the "Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1," by Felix Mendelssohn; Anton von Webern's "Langsamer Satz"; and the "String Quartet No. 3, 'Requiem,'" by John Baur.

The Ceruti String Quartet, in residence at the University of Memphis, has been actively performing and teaching in the Mid-South area for more than nine years. As a member of Memphis Arts Council's "Arts in the Schools" program, the quartet is also a committed advocate of community outreach and arts education. The quartet frequently performs for the Memphis Chamber Music Society, and had its Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall in 1997.

The quartet has premiered works by John Baur, Kamran Ince and John Kennedy, and released a CD of John Grier's string quartets on the Newer Tunes label to critical acclaim. Through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Ceruti Quartet has taught and performed at the South Carolina Governor School for the Arts and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. Recently, the quartet was the featured artist ensemble at the Southeastern Composers' Forum at Mercer University in Georgia.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College Avenue at 12th Street.