The highly acclaimed Omer String Quartet will perform at Valparaiso University on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm, in the Duesenberg Recital Hall of the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts.
The Omer String Quartet won the grand prize this year at the 40th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior String Division. The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, held each year on the campus of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, is the world's largest chamber music competition. As part of their award, the Omer String Quartet is currently touring the Midwest area, and will tour the Emilia Romagna region of Italy in the summer of 2014.
The Omer String Quarter's concert on October 24 will feature two works. First on the program is Britten's String Quartet No. 2. in C Major, Op. 36, which will be followed after an intermission by Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132.
The members of the Omer String Quartet are Erica Tursi and Mason Yu, violinists, Joseph LoCicero, violist, and Alex Cox, cellist. In addition to their awards with the Omer String Quartet, Mason Yu and Alex Cox have both individually been winners of the Cleveland Institute of Music's concerto competition.
Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Visit www.valpo.edu/music/performances for more information.