Noontime Concert Series launches with Germany’s Verdi Quartett

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Noontime Concert Series launches with Germany’s Verdi Quartett

The Henry Madden Library at Fresno State will celebrate the sixth season of its Noontime Concert Series with a performance by the Verdi Quartett, one of Germany’s leading chamber music ensembles, on Friday, March 4.

The Verdi Quartett includes violinists Susanne Rabenschlag and Matthias Ellinger, violist Karin Wolf and cellist Zoltán Paulich. They have performed throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, and recorded 20 albums.

Their Brahms Piano Quintet performance will feature the Madden Library’s 1876 Centennial Steinway grand piano.

The concert is free and open to the public and begins at 12:10 p.m. in the Madden Library’s Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery.

On Friday, April 1, the series continues with a performance by local group The Figarden Trio. The group is made up of Laura Porter (harp), plus Larry Gardner (bassoon) and Nancy Wallace (flute), who are husband and wife. Porter is the principal harpist for the Fresno Philharmonic and Bakersfield Symphony Orchestras and has previously performed with Wallace for the Bakersfield Symphony.

The Figarden Trio features an unusual collection of instruments not often performed together. The group’s repertoire includes music by André Jolivet, Jean-Michel Damase, Arthur Foote, Mathieu Lussier, Johann Joachim Quantz and A. Torriani.

The Figarden Trio concert is free and open to the public and begins at 12:10 p.m. in the Madden Library’s Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room.

Dr. Corey Whitehead of Fresno State’s Department of Music is the artistic director and coordinator for the Noontime Concert Series.

Seating is limited and parking is restricted. Please obtain a permit from a parking kiosk.

For more event information, visit www.library.fresnostate.edu or contact Cindy Wathen at 559.278.1680 (office), 559.593.3604 (cell) or ciwathen@csufresno.edu.

For more information about disability accommodations or physical access, call 559.278.5792 in advance of your visit.

 

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