Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PST)
First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis, OR, United States

The critically acclaimed all-female ensemble has performed at presidential inaugurations, the Library of Congress and more, making history in 1991 when they won the International Cleveland Quartet Competition – the first African American ensemble to win a classical music competition. Their rich program presents works reflecting on the theme of enslavement, beginning with At the Purchaser's Option with Variations by MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient, Grammy Award-winner, and musical polymath Rhiannon Giddens; through a suite by Jonathan McNair composed for the story of the underground railroad and pieces written in honor of the quartet’s namesake; before leading organically into a performance of Dvořák's beloved "American" Quartet.

About Marian Anderson String Quartet

Marianne Henry, violin
Nicole Cherry, violin
Diedra Lawrence, viola
Prudence McDaniel, cello

First Presbyterian Church

114 SW 8th St
Corvallis, OR 97333
United States