Young artists perform diverse mix of music with maximum expressivity
When one of the members of the famous Kronos Quartet implies that your music is helping to keep the world from falling apart, you must be doing something very, very well.
“Just when I thought our society was falling apart, along came the Thalea Quartet’s vivid, expansive performances!” says David Harrington, violinist in the Kronos Quartet. “Their beautifully textured sound is enveloped by thrilling individual brilliance and highlighted by a rare, magnetic quartet sense emanating from every note they play. Hearing the Thalea Quartet makes me feel very happy and gives me hope for the future.”
The young, racially diverse foursome performs Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. The performance is the last in this season’s Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series. While in Fargo-Moorhead, all four members of Thalea will also work with young musicians in a masterclass setting. The masterclass takes place the same day at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Student musicians will perform for Thalea and receive suggestions and inspiration from the artists.
To purchase tickets, go to www.mnstate.edu/perform or call the MSUM Box Office at (218) 477-2271 Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $24 for seniors, MSUM faculty and staff, and $12 for non-MSUM students. MSUM students pay $6. Tickets are also available at the door.