April 7, 1998

Angeles String Quartet to Perform at Middlebury College's Concert Hall

The Angeles String Quartet will perform in the Concert Hall at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19. The group is recording all of Haydn's string quartets and will play a program selected from those works.

Founded in 1988, the Angeles String Quartet was formed by four string players in Los Angeles, who, within months, were noted by the Los Angeles Times for their "perfect intonation, natural balances, clean attacks, and a degree of unanimity that might be envied by quartets with years of experience."

Following the success of its 1989 performances in major West Coast concert halls, the Angeles embarked on an active annual touring schedule that has introduced the quartet to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Highlights of the 1996-1997 season included concerts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and New York's Lincoln Center. The Boston Globe describes them as "a group that knows what it wants to say and how to say it."

With support from the Joseph Haydn Society, the Angeles String Quartet is engaged in a five-year landmark recording project of Haydn's entire output for string quartet. Release will begin on the Phillips Classics label this year.

Tickets for this concert series performance are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens. To order tickets, please call the College box office at 802-443-6433.