FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Barbara Frankl
215-643-7923 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women for Greater Philadelphia will present the acclaimed WISTER QUARTET in its Concerts by Candlelight series at Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The Wister Quartet (Nancy Bean and Davyd Booth, violins; Pamela Fay, viola; and Lloyd Smith, cello) will present a program featuring three major works. The concert opens with one of Sergey Rachmaninov’s first works, his String Quartet in G Minor. Joseph Haydn’s very first String Quartet, in Bb Major, Op. 1, No. 1 (nicknamed “La Chasse”), follows. After intermission Alexander Glazunov’s sparkling and inventive "Novelettes" complete this program.
The concert will be held in the grand octagonal ballrom of the beautifully restored Laurel Hill Mansion. All tickets are $25. Seating is limited and reservations are required. An elegant reception on the veranda follows the concert and is included in the ticket price. Please call 215-643-7923 or email Barbara Frankl at email@example.com for tickets and reservations.
Named to honor Frances Anne Wister, founder of the Volunteer Committees of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Wister Quartet is now completing its 27th season and has earned high praise from critics and audiences alike for its superb musicianship and memorable performances. Daniel Webster of The Philadelphia Inquirer has called the quartet "the foremost [Philadelphia] chamber music ensemble.” David Patrick Stearns of The Philadelphia Inquirer recently wrote, “Fierce, satisfying . . . . This was a long-cultivated group personality for which there should always be a place, no matter how busy the musical community becomes.”
FOR RESERVATIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION, phone 215-643-7923