Gallery Quartet to Perform at Museum

Gallery Quartet to Perform at Museum

Hagerstown, MD- The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the Gallery Quartet in concert on Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 2:30pm. Now in their 31st season as the String Quartet-in-Residence at the Museum, members Mark Kapeluck, violin, Jere Stern, viola and Vsevolod Lezhnev, cello will be joined by well known Washington area pianist Virginia Lum, in a concert featuring two piano quartets.
The program will begin with the Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67 by the early 20th century Spanish composer Joaquin Turina. This work, in a delightful Spanish idiom, was composed in 1932.
For the second part of the program, the Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms will be performed. This is the third of the composer's three piano quartets. The Gallery Quartet members have performed the other two piano quartets in previous concerts. This will be the first time the group has performed this work. In contrast to the previous two lyrical piano quartets, this is a brooding, dark, dramatic composition, possibly autobiographical in part.
Ms. Lum, who has performed with the Quartet in the past, was a prize-winning scholarship student at the Julliard School in New York City where she received both her Bachelor and Master degrees. She has performed extensively in the United States, including Carnegie Hall, as well as in Europe and the Caribbean. She is now a trial lawyer with the Justice Department.
Thanks to the generosity of William and Anna Singer, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts opened on September 16, 1931 as the focal point of Hagerstown's beautiful City Park. The Museum specializes in 19th and 20th century American art and holds over 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection.
This "crown jewel of Washington County" has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. The Museum offers complimentary studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. For more information on the Museum, please phone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.