Welcome to the 2022-2023 Season!
One lesson that Covid has taught us is the incredible gift of live music, and the way in which experiencing it together connects us in those moments with what is beautiful in each of us and in the world. We have a fantastic concert series lined up for the 2022-2023 season! Join us for spectacular live music in our beautiful space, with gorgeous acoustics and the chance to meet the artists after the concert!
Marian Anderson String Quartet – Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Come experience the first African American ensemble to win an international classical music competition as they make their Georgetown Concert Series debut!
In 1991, the Quartet won the International Cleveland Quartet Competition, becoming the first African American ensemble in history to win a classical music competition. To highlight this singular achievement the members of the quartet asked permission of the great contralto, Marian Anderson, to use her name as their own. Miss Anderson responded with heartfelt approval.
The Marian Anderson String Quartet has performed in numerous well-known venues such as New York’s Alice Tully Hall, the Corcoran Gallery, the Library of Congress, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 1993, the Marian Anderson String Quartet performed at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center as part of the 52nd presidential inaugural celebration.
Driven by their belief in the power of education, the Marian Anderson String Quartet has performed in hundreds of churches, libraries, museums, soup kitchens and prisons. They have brought their craft to countless children across America under the auspices of Young Audiences, Da Camera of Houston and Project G.R.A.D. (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) in Houston, Texas.
The Marian Anderson String Quartet has been on the faculty of numerous universities throughout the country. They were Quartet in Residence at the City College of New York (1990-1995), and were Ensemble in Residence at California State University- Los Angeles (1995 -1999). In 2001, the Quartet completed a graduate fellowship program at the acclaimed Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The Marian Anderson String Quartet was the Ensemble in Residence at Prairie View A&M University (2001-2005) and Ensemble in Residence at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX (2001- 2009) and Blinn College in Bryan, TX.
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