When this female quartet won the 1991 International Cleveland Quartet Competition, they made history, becoming the first African American ensemble ever to win a classical music competition. To highlight this singular achievement the members of the quartet asked permission of the great contralto, Marian Anderson, to use her name as their own. Miss Anderson responded with heartfelt approval; and for two decades the ensemble has strived to honor the name with musicmaking that embraces both classical music and works by African-American composers, traditional folk music, and spirituals. Their “big sound and bold theatricality” (Los Angeles Times) enhance a program of works by William Banfield, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, and Antonín Dvorák.
Event begins at 7:30PM
Presented by: Strathmore