Concert, Reception, and Silent Auction on Friday, August 25th at Memorial City Mall
For Immediate Release
- Performance and Silent Auction at Virtuosi of Houston’s Studio on Saturday, August 25, 7:00 pm
- Recently formed Carya String Quartet opens inaugural season
- General admission with a suggested donation of $15
Houston, Texas– The Carya String Quartet (Eugeniu Cheremoush and Laura Cividino, violins, Rainey Weber, viola, and Ed Harper, cello) will officially open their inaugural season with a concert, reception, and silent auction at the Virtuosi of Houston Studio (Memorial City Mall— Suite #235, 303 Memorial City, Houston, Texas 77024). The concert, which is open to the public, is free with a suggested donation of $15. Audience members will be treated to one of Carya’s signature programs, which includes music from three centuries, as well as a reception and silent auction. The proceeds which will raise money to support Carya’s educational and performance initiatives for the season, fulfilling their mission to foster community through engaging chamber music experiences.
“Virtuosi is an organization that promotes and encourages the young musical talents of the Houston community,” says violinist Laura Cividino. “This lines up with our educational ideal of bringing people together through music, to bring music into the neighborhoods, to inspire the next generation of musicians and create music lovers.” By hosting the concert, Virtuosi is also ensuring that all money raised will go directly into supporting the Carya String Quartet’s programming this season. Anyone interested in helping further this mission can donate online through the Carya String Quartet’s Fiscal Sponsorship Page: http://bit.ly/CaryaDonations.
Music of Haydn, Smith, and Piazzolla. Saturday, August 25th, 7:00 pm. Virtuosi of Houston Studio, Memorial City Mall— Suite #235, 303 Memorial City, Houston, Texas 77024. General Admission: Suggested Donation of $15. More information at www.caryaquartet.org/events.
Founded in the spring of 2018, the Carya String Quartet is a Houston-based ensemble dedicated to performing string quartet repertoire new and old with the mission of fostering community through engaging chamber music experiences. The members- Eugeniu Cheremoush, Laura Cividino, Ed Harper, and Rainey Weber- hail from Moldova, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, respectively, and they bring their individual experiences as performers and teaching artists to create inclusive concerts and innovative educational programming. Outside of the Carya Quartet, Mr. Cheremoush, Ms. Cividino, Mr. Harper, and Ms. Weber can be seen performing with the Terra Nostra Ensemble, Da Camera, Mercury, Bach Society Houston, Austin Baroque, Texas New Music Ensemble, Music for the Forgotten Project, and the Houston New Arts Movement. Individual bios and full performance schedule can be found at www.caryaquartet.org.
The Carya String Quartet is a sponsored project of Fresh Arts, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in support of the Carya String Quartet must be made payable to Fresh Arts and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Virtuosi of Houston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Houston’s only premier young artists chamber orchestra. Its goal is the education and development of young talented musicians into true professionals, who would be sought after by the premier conservatories and who would pursue a musical career as performers, educators and advocates of classical music. As a chamber organization, Virtuosi of Houston makes it possible for each musician to experience increased confidence, leadership, responsibility and performance skills to move their own musical ability to a higher level. More information can be found at www.virtuosiofhouston.org.