As part of the Simsbury Historical Society's popular "Music in the Meetinghouse" concert series, the West End String Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. on April 26th. The music series, which takes advantage of interesting musical venues located in the historic buildings on the grounds of the Historical Society, was met with great enthusiasm when it kicked off in the fall of 2013. The spring series includes three concerts, with plans in the works for a major early summer concert on the lawn of the Phelps Tavern.
The Meetinghouse concert on April 26 features the West End Strings and is free, with donations gladly accepted. WESQ has been entertaining audiences across New England with their varied and exciting repertoire of chamber music. Strong advocates of contemporary music, WESQ strives to bring new and uncommon repertoire to their concerts, pairing them with traditional works.
Dedicated teachers as well, the quartet leads the chamber music program at Wesleyan University, and presents a series of chamber music masterclasses at The Hartt School Community Division. Members of the quartet teach individually at The Hartt School Community Division, Baypath College, Three Rivers Community College, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, The David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar at Hartt, and Strings by the Sea in San Diego, and perform in Hartford, Springfield, New Haven, Vermont, Eastern Connecticut and Waterbury Symphony Orchestras.
For more information, please contact the Historical Society at 860-658-2500.