Baylor School of Music's Distinguished Artist Series Will Feature Orion String Quartet

Nov. 10, 2010

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Orion String Quartet, one of the most sought-after ensembles in the United States, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Roxy Grove Hall of Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

The performance is a part of the Distinguished Artist Series, the Baylor School of Music's premier guest artist event.

Orion String Quartet formed in 1987. Members include violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers who share the first violin chair equally), violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Timothy Eddy.

Prior to forming the ensemble, the founding members each had distinguished solo and chamber music careers. The Orion now serves as Quartet-in-Residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and New York's Mannes College of Music and is the Resident Quartet at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

With more than 50 performances a year, the group has worked with numerous high-profile musicians and composers, among them Pablo Casals, Rudolf Serkin, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman and Yo-Yo Ma. They also are known for their interpretations of Beethoven's string quartets. They recently recorded the complete set of 16.

Waco Hall is at 624 Speight Ave.

For ticket information, call the School of Music box office at (254) 710-3571, or purchase tickets online by visiting http://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=47274.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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