The Marian Anderson String Quartet, the first African-American ensemble to win a chamber music competition, performs at UALR’s Artspree on Thursday, Feb. 17.
Showtime is 8 p.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall of UALR’s Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $20 for the main floor, $17 for the balcony, $10 for non-UALR students and free for UALR students. Call 569-3288 for more information.
Formerly known as Chaminade, the quartet renamed itself in honor of the famed contralto and her work to bring classical music to new and diverse audiences.Their music will include composers from Dmitri Shostakovich to Johannes Brahms.
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