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Ciompi Quartet Presents: Evocations, with Caroline Stinson, cello

The final concert of the Ciompi Quartet Presents summer chamber music series features Caroline Stinson (cello) performing with the Lydian String Quartet, Rachel Calin (bass) and Adriana Linares (viola). Program: Boccherini: Cello Quintet"Night Music of the Streets of Madrid"; John Harbison: Presences, for solo cello, string quartet, and bass, commissioned to honor the young cellist, David Anderson (1978-1998); Brahms: Sextet for Strings in G Major op. 36, the early joyful flowering of Brahms' musical voice. Caroline Stinson is cellist with the Ciompi String Quartet at Duke where she is Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of the Chamber Music Program. The Lydian String Quartet (Andrea Segar and Julia Glenn, violins; Mark Berger, viola; Joshua Gordon, cello) has been acclaimed by audiences and critics across the USA and abroad for embracing the full range of the string quartet repertory with curiosity, virtuosity, and dedication to the highest artistic ideals of music making. The Lydians have long championed the commissioning, performing and recording of new works, and all members of the group are on the faculty of Brandeis University. Bassist Rachel Calin has been called "a lyrical soloist in command of her instrument," by the New York Times. She has appeared in concert throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, and can be heard on NPR's "Performance Today." Adriana Linares is the founding violist of the award winning Dalí Quartet, with whom she has embarked on recording, performing and educational projects in the US and abroad. She currently serves on the faculty at West Chester University of PA, as part of the Dalí Quartet residency. Subscriptions for all three concerts in the Ciompi Quartet Presents summer chamber music series are $60. Purchase subscription and single tickets beginning June 6. Single tickets are $25 General Public; $20 Non-Duke Students/Duke Employees; $10 Youth/Duke students. Tickets may be purchased online at or call 919-684-4444.