Distinguished Artist Series Hosts Grammy Award-Winning Juilliard Quartet

Jan. 26, 2009

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

The Juilliard String Quartet, a four-time Grammy award-winning chamber ensemble, will return to Waco to perform at Baylor University's School of Music Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Roxy Grove on the Baylor campus.

Founded in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet is currently comprised of violinists Joel Smirnoff and Ronald Copes, violist Samuel Rhodes and cellist Joel Krosnick.

The program will include music by classical masters Franz Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, and a more modern piece from 1976 by French composer Henri Dutilleux.

"The School of Music is extremely excited to have this extraordinary quartet return to campus," said Dick Veit, concert and promotion manager for the Baylor School of Music. "The Juilliard String Quartet is one of the finest chamber groups in the entire world, so it is a remarkable opportunity for the Waco and Baylor communities to see and hear these legendary musicians in person."

Tickets are $15 for the general public and $5 for Baylor faculty, staff and students.

For more ticket information on this concert and all Distinguished Artist Series events, call the Baylor School of Music box office at (254) 710-3571, or you may purchase tickets online by visiting the School of Music website.

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