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USU's Resident String Ensemble Performs Mix of Musical Languages

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013

members of the Fry Street Quartet, USU's Resident String Quartet
Member of the Fry Street Quartet, USU's String Quartet in residence, (left to right) Robert Waters, Anne Francis Bayless, Bradley Ottesen, Rebecca McFaul. The quartet is featured in concert Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., USU Performance Hall.

Utah State University’s resident string ensemble, the Fry String Quartet, performs its annual fall concert Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall on USU’s Logan campus.


The performance features string quartets by Joseph Haydn, Leoš Janácek and Joseph-Maurice Ravel. Haydn was an Austrian composer in the late 18th century, Janácek was a Czech composer in the late 19th century and Ravel was a French composer in the early 20th century.


“This performance is a delicious mixing of musical languages and eras,” said Rebecca McFaul, violinist in the quartet and assistant professor in the Caine College of the Arts.


Fry Street Quartet members include Robert Waters, violin; McFaul, violin; Bradley Ottesen, viola; and Anne Francis Bayless, cello. The quartet also constitutes the string faculty in the Department of Music, invited to USU and the Department of Music in 2002 to build a performance-based approach to the program.


Tickets for the Sept. 24 Fry Street Quartet performance are $15 general admission, $10 seniors and youth, $5 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID. For more information and tickets, visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office located in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s campus, call 435-797-8022 or see the college’s Production Services website.


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Writer: Kara Rindlisbacher, 435-797-9203, kara.rindlisbacher@usu.edu

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500, denise.albiston@usu.edu

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