The Delray String Quartet will Perform at Bailey Hall on October 8th

Posted On: September 22nd, 2016

Davie, FL (September 22, 2016) - Hailed as a “World-Class String Quartet” by The Palm Beach Post, the Delray String Quartet will perform at Bailey Hall on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature Beethoven’s “String Quartet in F Major, op. 14, no. 1” and Walter Piston’s “String Quartet no. 1,” before the Delray String Quartet is joined by special guest Dr. Catherine Lan on piano to perform César Franck’s “Piano Quintet in F Minor.”

“One of our region’s cultural gems, the Delray String Quartet, will be joined by Dr. Lan for an outstanding evening of chamber music,” said Dr. Dan Barnard, associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall.

Marking its 13th year, the Delray String Quartet explores a variety of genres and time periods, including some of the latest quartets. Its recording of Kenneth Fuchs’s “Quartet No. 5” for the Naxos American Classics label was released in 2013 to excellent reviews and, also for Naxos, it recently recorded the late string quartets of Grammy Award-winning American composer Richard Danielpour.

Delray String Quartet first violinist Mei Mei Luo has recorded chamber and orchestral music on the Klavier and Harmonia Mundi labels and currently holds positions with FAU Chamber Soloists, Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, Miami Chamber Symphony and Florida Grand Opera. Second violinist Valentin Mansurov won first prize winner in the 14th National String Competition, held among the most prestigious musical institutions in the former U.S.S.R. Previously a member of the San Francisco Symphony, violist Richard Fleischman has received numerous honors, notably the Windsor Prize, personally awarded to him by Leonard Bernstein, and the Edward Steuermann Memorial Prize, the highest award granted by The Juilliard School. Cellist Claudio Jaffe has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world, including the Weill Recital Hall, Town Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.

A member of the Broward College faculty, Lan has performed abroad in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Mexico and France and will make her debut in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Slovenia next year.

The Bailey Hall Chamber Series continues with Piazzolla: A Tango Nuevo with Tomas Cotik and Tao Lin (November 12), Cabaret in Paris (March 2), A Musical Journey (March 19) and Four-Hand Piano Works with Gustavo Romero and Massimo Somenzi (April 27).

Tickets are available for $8-$15 and can be purchased by visiting www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event.

The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking. 

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ABOUT BAILEY HALL:

Bailey Hall offers Broward College students, faculty and the South Florida community with highest quality cultural entertainment and programming which is hip, smart, engaging, and authentic. The College uses its various music, theater, and film series to incorporate an academic component for its fine arts and visual arts students through master classes, workshops and participation. Recently, Bailey Hall underwent a $5.6 million renovation to improve the experience, sound and atmosphere.

ABOUT BROWARD COLLEGE:

Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.

BRIEF: Marking its 13th year, the Delray String Quartet will perform at Bailey Hall on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature Beethoven’s “String Quartet in F Major, op. 14, no. 1” and Walter Piston’s “String Quartet no. 1,” before the Delray String Quartet is joined by special guest Dr. Catherine Lan on piano to perform César Franck’s “Piano Quintet in F Minor.” Tickets are available for $8-$15 and can be purchased by visiting www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event. The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking.

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