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July 21: Phyllis and Ardine Gorden String Concert

FREDERICK, Md.—The Phyllis and Ardine Gorden String Concert will feature the Aeolus Quartet in the next event of the 32nd Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival July 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall at Hood College.

Violinists Nicholas Tavaniand and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce and cellist Alan Richardson formed the quartet in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Winners of national and international awards, the quartet has performed across North America, Europe and Asia in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Reinberger Recital Hall at Severance Hall, Merkin Hall, The Library of Congress, Renwick Gallery, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.

Dedicated to bringing music into the community, the Aeolus Quartet has been widely recognized for its highly innovative and engaging outreach programs. It has built programs to introduce elementary school kids to instruments in exciting ways and programs to teach middle and high schools students to play instruments and study composers and techniques.

The final concert of the Summer Chamber Music Festival is scheduled for July 28 with Cole Porter Songbook featuring the Kevin Lewis Jazz Quartet July 28.

The festival is free and open to the public. Brodbeck Music Hall is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. For more information contact Wayne L. Wold at or 301-696-3782.

For general information on the Summer Chamber Music Festival, click here.