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QRTT String Quartet Performs at Stonehedge Gardens

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From Carnegie Hall to Schuylkill County: QRTT String Quartet Performs at Stonehedge Gardens 
Father’s Day, June 18

Stonehedge Gardens & Holistic Learning Center is pleased to welcome the award-winning musicians of the QRTT string quartet for 2 performances on Sunday, June 18 starting at 2pm.

At 2pm, QRTT will perform Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and at 4pm they will perform the best of Pop & Rock selections.  Tickets will be offered individually for each performance.  In case of rain, performances will be held in the Stonehedge Summerhouse Building.

Catered, gourmet, made-to-order wood-fired pizza will also be available for purchase throughout the event or feel free to bring your own blanket and picnic lunch to sit on the lawn to enjoy the performance.  Limited chair seating will be offered, so please bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket.

QRTT’s musical excellence and versatility is apparent in their members’ professional resumes.  As an experienced orchestral musician, first violinist Alexandr Kislitsyn has performed for the Omsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the International Symphony Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and in notable venues including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kimmel Center, and Thailand Cultural Centre Hall. In addition, Alexandr is also a multi-genre electronic music producer and educator.

Second violinist Aisha Dossumova is a prize winner of numerous competitions including 1st prize in the International Violin Competition, "Shabyt", in Astana (Kazakhstan). She has participated in various international music festivals as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed in Disney Hall (Los Angeles), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Carnegie Zankel Hall (New York), and Eilat International Festival (Israel).

Violist Yoshihiko Nakano is a Juilliard School graduate who is currently a section member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Opera Philadelphia and has also appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Ballet, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Verbier Festival Orchestra. During the summer he serves as Assistant Principal Viola of the Grant Park Music Festival in his hometown of Chicago, IL.

Cellist Branson Yeast is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. His performances as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician have brought him to Chicago, London, Lucerne, Hamburg, Heidelberg, St-Jean-de-Luz (broadcast on RadioFrance), and across the northeastern United States. His passion for contemporary music has led him to make dozens of premieres of new works, including many chamber music and solo performances with ballet companies such as BalletX.

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