The Heifetz Institute presents Hear & Now – a chamber music concert series at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in Staunton, Virginia. This concert features the legendary Borromeo String Quartet, led by the Heifetz Institute’s Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen, performing alongside the Heifetz Ensemble in Residence (artists to be announced).
2PM Pre-concert Conversation | 3PM Concert
Complimentary coffee served at intermission courtesy of Crucible Coffee
Artist Meet & Greet Reception immediately following the performance – Light seasonal refreshments sponsored by Accordia
VENUE & DIRECTIONS
Francis Auditorium @ Mary Baldwin University 227 E. Frederick Street Staunton, VA
Free parking available both at MBU lots and on East Frederick Street (see a campus map here)
Series Pass: $125* – Buy Now
Individual Tickets: $25 – Buy Now
Free Admission for MBU Students
$5 tickets for all other students (must register in advance & present valid student ID at the door)
Free Admission for Children 12 and under
*Series Pass Holders may attend exclusive behind-the-scenes extras for the series, including a “Manuscripts, Music, & Creativity” session with the Borromeo Quartet, featuring an open rehearsal and discussion of the concert program.
Groups welcome – please email email@example.com to inquire about group rates.
Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for its “edge-of-the- seat performances,” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best.” Inspiring audiences for more than 25 years, the Borromeo continues to be a pioneer in its use of technology, and has the trailblazing distinction of being the first string quartet to utilize laptop computers on the concert stage. Reading music this way helps push artistic boundaries, allowing the artists to perform solely from 4-part scores and composers’ manuscripts, a revealing and metamorphic experience which these dedicated musicians now teach to students around the world. As the New York Times noted, “The digital tide washing over society is lapping at the shores of classical music. The Borromeo players have embraced it in their daily musical lives like no other major chamber music group.” Moreover, the Quartet often leads discussions enhanced by projections of handwritten manuscripts, investigating with the audience the creative process of the composer. And in 2003 the Borromeo became the first classical ensemble to make its own live concert recordings and videos, distributing them for many years to audiences through its Living Archive, a music learning web portal for which a new version will soon be released. LEARN MORE