The Montclaire String Quartet of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a guest artist recital at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Sunday, Feb. 23. The event is free and open to the public.

The program begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and will feature the premiere of WVU Composer-in-Residence John Beall’s “String Quartet in No. 3.”

Beall will retire from full-time teaching at the end of this academic year after 35 years of service to the WVU School of Music. Another of his new works will be premiered at the WVU Symphony Orchestra Concert on April 17 at the Creative Arts Center.

Members of the Montclaire String Quartet are Amelia Chan, first violinist; Anton Shelepov, second violinist; Bernard Di Gregorio, violist; and Andrea Di Gregorio, cellist. All members serve as principal players of their respective sections in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

For more than 20 years, the Montclaire String Quartet has served as the Quartet-in-Residence of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The quartet performs its own four-concert series in Charleston, W.Va., as well as recitals around the state.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents more than 50 concerts annually to audiences throughout the Mountain State. The symphony’s home is the world-class Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, W.Va. For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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