PARKERSBURG - Classical group the Daedalus Quartet will perform at West Virginia University at Parkersburg Thursday as part of the college's Distinguished Performance Series.
The show begins at 7 p.m. in WVU-P's college activities center. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per student. WVU-P students may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $2 each in the college business office. All tickets at the door will be regular price. An additional spring performance will be announced at a later date.
The program will include masterworks by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, paired with two American works. "White Water" by Joan Tower was premiered by the Daedalus Quartet in April. Samuel Barber's emotional "Adagio for Strings" will close the program. This American masterpiece was broadcast during the announcement of John F. Kennedy's assassination, was featured in the film "Platoon" and was performed in memory of the victims of Sept. 11.
The Daedalus Quartet will perform Thursday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg as part of the college’s Distinguished Performance Series. The members are, from left, Jessica Thompson, Min-Young Kim, Matilda Kaul and Thomas Kraines.
Since its founding, the Daedalus Quartet has performed in many of the world's leading musical venues, including, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress and Boston's Gardner Museum. Abroad, the ensemble has performed in such famed locations as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cite de la Musique in Paris, and in leading venues in Japan.
This tour engagement of the Daedalus Quartet is funded through the American Masterpieces program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with financial support from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.