FREE World-class CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS in Wilson Auditorium

Simon String Quartet To Perform in August

West Long Branch, (July 28, 2011) Monmouth University is pleased to announce that the Simon String Quartet and colleagues will again present three free classical concerts as part of its Summer String-In workshop in Wilson Auditorium.


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David Bakamjian

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Fiona Simon

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Sebu Sirinian

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David Yang

The Simon String Quartet (Fiona Simon and Sebu Sirinian, violins; David Yang, viola; David Bakamjian, cello) is a special group of four seasoned performers whose passion for chamber music infuses their collaboration with energy and dynamism.  Led by Fiona Simon, a member of the New York Philharmonic, its members each combine careers in chamber music and orchestras, and as soloists and teachers.  Although currently based in New York, where they individually perform with some of the most distinguished ensembles in the area, their performing careers have taken them to many different parts of the world. 

The Summer String-In, now in its sixth year, is an intensive week-long music workshop for adult amateur string players that takes place on the campus of Monmouth University. 

On Wednesday, August 3 at 8 pm, they will be joined by other Summer String-In faculty members – violist Kimberly Foster-Wallace and cellist Joseph Kimura – to play the deeply passionate String Quintet by Russian composer Sergei Taneyev and the lively and rich Mendelssohn-era String Sextet by Danish composer Neils Gade.

On Thursday, August 4 at 8 pm, the Simon Quartet will perform three great classic works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn.

On Friday, August 5, a pre-dinner concert at 5 pm will include acclaimed harpsichordist and Summer String-In faculty member Rebecca Pechefsky in Baroque masterpieces by Bach, LeClair, Vivaldi, and Krebs.

For more information, call 732-571-3526 or 732-571-3473.