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Free concert on Sunday: Fry Street Quartet

From: Alain B.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:44 PM
Let's meet in front of the National Academy of Sciences at 2:35 pm so that we can all seat together.

My cel number is :[masked]-6870. Do not hesitate to call me if you cannot find the group. We'll go to a restaurant or a coffee afterwards.

Fry Street Quartet
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 3 p.m.

NAS Auditorium
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Free and open to the public. No reservations required.
Photo ID required.

Hailed as ?a triumph of ensemble playing? (New York Times), the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a ?blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity? (Strad). Since securing the Millennium Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2000, the Fry Street Quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to Sarajevo and Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with ?profound understanding, ?depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness? (Deseret Morning News). Fry Street Quartet began its international career in 2002 as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan States, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State. This tour featured the European debut of J. Mark Scearce?s ?Y2K,? commissioned for Fry Street with a grant from Meet the Composer. Subsequent international appearances have included the ProQuartet Academy at Pont-Royal, France, the Prague Chamber Festival and Trutnov Autumn Festival in the Czech Republic and Kulturvereinigung Obersch?tzen in Austria.

Beethoven: String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Bartok: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 ("American Quartet")

Doors to the auditorium open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Directions if you take the metro:

1. Take Metro's Orange or BLue Line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU station.
2. Turn RIGHT on to 23rd Street N.W. when you exit the station.
3. Walk SOUTH on 23rd Street N.W. for approximately 7 blocks.
4. Turn LEFT on to C Street N.W. (after the State Department).
5. Cross 22nd Street N.W. The next building on your right will be 2100 C St. N.W.

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