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Female quartet to perform as part of concert series

Four women dedicated to creating new and diverse audiences for classical chamber music will perform next week at Austin Peay State Universitys Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall, recognized as one of the nations top 10 performance halls.

The Marian Anderson String Quartet will be heard in concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14. The performance is part of the 2006-07 Clarksville Community Concert Association Series.
Four women dedicated to creating new and diverse audiences for classical chamber music will perform next week at Austin Peay State University's Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall, recognized as one of the nation's top 10 performance halls.

The Marian Anderson String Quartet will be heard in concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14. The performance is part of the 2006-07 Clarksville Community Concert Association Series.

The concert will feature a number of works, including the “Danzas de Panama” for string quartet by William Grant Still, “Stone Soup” for narrator and violin by Joel Hoffman, “Passacaglia” for violin and cello by Johan Halvorsen and The String Quartet in C minor, No. 8, Opus 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

The concert is part of the quartet's three-day residency in Clarksville. The musicians also will present outreach performances and talks in the elementary and secondary schools as well as at APSU.

The Marian Anderson String Quartet takes its name from Marian Anderson, a well-renowned contralto. The group's performance venues have ranged from the concert stage to soup kitchens and from presidential inaugurations to juvenile correctional facilities.

The quartet is the ensemble-in-residence at Texas A University and quartet-in-residence with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, Bryan-College Station, Texas.

Other performances in the Clarksville Community Concert Association Series are the St. Louis Brass Quintet, March 27, and the Sam Yahel Jazz Trio, April 14. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in APSU's Concert Hall, featured in 2006 by The Robb Report as one of the top 10 “premiere concert halls” in the nation.

Individual concert tickets and group discounts are available, $25 for adults and $12 for students. APSU students who present a valid Govs identification card are admitted free.

For more information about the Clarksville Community Concert Association Series, contact Dr. Ann Silverberg, professor of music at APSU, by telephone at (931) 221-7644 or by e-mail at silverberga@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer