EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin will be joined by guest musical "sherpas" Jesse Holstein on viola and Heath Marlow on cello

Last year, the Newport Art Museum proudly hosted the Newport String Project’s Season Opening and Season Finale Concerts. The Museum is delighted to welcome them back again for their fifth season at the Season Opening Concert in the galleries of the historic N.A. Griswold House on Sunday, October 1, at2pm.

Project directors and violinists, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin promise to take audiences on a musical odyssey like no other. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Beethoven’s astonishing String Quartet in C sharp minor, op. 131 – the Everest of string quartets!

Majestic, daunting and densely packed with boldly contrasting moods and colors, op. 131 represents the pinnacle of Beethoven’s creative achievement.  Like any mountaineering adventure, the piece demands endurance, skill and fortitude, and yields spectacular results along the way. EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin will be joined by guest musical “sherpas”, Jesse Holstein on viola and Heath Marlow on cello.

The afternoon will also feature a movement of Schubert’s beloved Cello Quintet with the Newport String Project’s new cellist-in-residence, Jaime Feldman!

The Newport String Project has become a firm favorite for concert goers in Rhode Island and beyond. With its commitment to performing chamber music masterworks alongside rarely heard works by under-represented composers, the project seeks to create dynamic and accessible concert experiences for all. Learn more about the Newport String Project’s mission and community-based youth mentoring programs at newportstringproject.org.

The special Season Opening concert is presented in partnership with the Newport Art Museum and begins at 2pm this Sunday, October 1, 2017.

All concert tickets include admission to the Museum, and audience members are invited to arrive early to explore the Museum!  Reserve your ticket by visiting www.newportartmuseum.org.

$30 Supporter ticket
$15 General Admission/non-Member ticket
$10 Museum member ticket
All tickets include admission to the Museum

Advance reservations recommended.
Visit newportartmuseum.org for event details and to purchase tickets, or call Callie Clarke at the Museum at 848-8200 x7983.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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