Mailed 8/18/97




Upton, NY - The 1997-98 concert series at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will begin on Thursday, September 11, with a concert by the Prometheus Piano Quartet. The program will be held in the Laboratory's Berkner Hall, beginning at 8 p.m. The concert is open to the public, and admission is charged.

Formed in 1995, the Prometheus Piano Quartet is made up of four of America's leading chamber musicians: David Korevaar, pianist; Eric Lewis, violinist; Ronald Gorevic, violinist and violist; and Matthias Naegele, cellist. Audiences from around the world have praised the ensemble's unique combination of energy, sensitivity and consummate musicianship.

The program for the September 11 concert is composed of Gabriel Fauré's Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15 (1876-1883) and Robert Schumann's Quartet in E-flat major, op. 47 (1842).

The Brookhaven concert series will also include a concert on Thursday, November 6, featuring Tim Eddy, cello, and Gil Kalish, piano. On Thursday, December 11, graduate music students from the State University of New York at Stony Brook will perform the opera, Hansel and Gretel. Each of these concerts will start at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the September 11 and November 6 concerts cost $14 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, and $5 for youth under 18, for each performance. A donation of $6 per person is suggested for the special young artists' performance on December 11.

Additional concerts will be announced as their dates become finalized.

All of the concerts will be held in the Laboratory's Berkner Hall, and tickets for any concert may be purchased at the door immediately before the performance. Seats are not reserved, so it is best to arrive early.

For more information about the concerts, including cancellations due to inclement weather, call (516) 344-3550 for a recorded message. To speak to someone in person, call Brookhaven Lab's Public Affairs Office at (516) 344-2345, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.