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The Thornton String Quartet at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, which features student string players from the music department, will perform on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Dr. Ting-Lan Chen, quartet director, said: “The UNK music department is trying to promote chamber music, because chamber music is an important genre that trains advanced musicianship and skills.”
Members of the Thornton String Quartet include Amy Fyock of Denver, Colo., first violin; Kalie Wetovick of Fullerton, second violin; Calynn Forrest of Kearney, viola; and Andrea Zecha of Kearney, cello.
The Thornton String Quartet performance will include the Dvorak String Quartet No. 12 in F Major “American,” which according to Dr. Chen is based on Czech composer Dvorak’s visit to America. The group will also perform Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, RV. 580, which she noted is one of Vivaldi’s most famous concertos, because it involves four violins, which is quite rare, and each of the four violins shares equal importance.
According to Dr. Chen, the Thornton String Quartet has performed a fall recital every year since the group was established in 2004. The Thornton String Quartet was established to promote chamber music.
“Each fall semester, the quartet and other string players perform a string chamber music concert,” she said. “We hope the Kearney community will enjoy it.”
The performance is free and open to the public.