Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—The distinguished and internationally acclaimed Lark Quartet returns to the stage at Chandler Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. On the program will be the Debussy “String Quartet,” “Five Songs” by Gershwin arranged for string quartet, “Chinese Folk Songs” written for string quartet by Pulitzer prize-winning Chinese-American composer Zhou Long, and Dvorak’s String Quartet in G, no. 13, opus 106. A greet-the-artists reception will be held in the gallery following the concert.
The Lark Quartet was founded in 1985 by four young women who just wanted to play chamber music together. Laura Sewell and Anna Kruger had met at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and to complete their quartet they found Robin Mayforth and Kay Stern who were colleagues in the Juilliard orchestra. As Laura later quipped, “We discovered our name by accident and found it funny when audience members would ask us, ‘Do you know that your names actually spell LARK?’”
Over the 30 years of performing, the group has naturally had an ever changing composition of members, and Chandler hosted a different ensemble in the fall of 2000. But Randolph audiences will surely recognize the ladies who will take the stage this time. Violinist Basia Danilow is most familiar as a constant member of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and her Lark colleagues violinist Deborah Buck, violist Kathryn Lockwood, and cellist Caroline Stinson performed at the festival in the summer of 2012, including a performance of a commissioned work by Randolph-native composer, Nico Muhly. The current members all reside in the New York City area with their families.
Tickets for the Chandler concert are available online at chandler-arts.org; by calling the box office at 802-728-6464 weekdays 12-5 p.m.; or at the door.
Chandler Music Hall is fully accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired. Chandler is located at 71-73 Main Street, Randolph.
Photo Courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts
THE LARK QUARTET