(l-r) Musicians Stephen Maihky, Connie Heard, Felix Wang and John Kochanowski are the current members of the Blair String Quartet, currently the quartet-in-residence at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.

Blair String Quartet to perform Feb. 9 at UT Martin

The Blair String Quartet, currently the string quartet-in-residence at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, will perform at 3 p.m., Feb. 9, in the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Harriet Fulton Theatre, located inside the Fine Arts Building.

General admission tickets are $10 per person and $5 for non-UT Martin students and children 12 years old and under. UT Martin students are admitted free with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased online at utm.edu/musicevents or at the door on concert night.

In addition to their work at Vanderbilt University, the Blair String Quartet has performed at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, New York’s 92nd Street Y and at Merkin Concert Hall. They have also served in residence at the Aspen Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music and the Sewanee Music Festival in the United States, as well as the first International Music Festival in Portillo and Santiago, Chile.

The quartet, currently comprised of violinists Stephen Miahky and Connie Heard with violist John Kochanowski and cellist Felix Wang, performed widely on National Public Radio for several years and was a featured quartet on a public television series called “Recital Hall.” Their recordings are available internationally.

Their UT Martin appearance is sponsored by Dr. Elaine Harriss, UT Martin professor of music, and is a featured performance in the UT Martin Ed Sargent Guest Artist Series.

For more information on the quartet, visit my.vanderbilt.edu/blairstringquartet. For information and assistance obtaining performance tickets, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402.


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