February 27, 2009
UPTON, NY - The Covington String Quartet will play music composed to accompany the silent movie "Frankenstein" at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, March 25, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the company that manages the Lab, the concert is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and over must bring a photo I.D.
Charming and challenging audiences and critics with performances of classical and contemporary works, the Covington Quartet retains a focus on great quartet masters of the 18th and 19th centuries, but also explores new horizons.
The Quartet recently premiered original background music by Yukiko Nishimura to accompany Edison's 1910 silent film, “Frankenstein.” This music will be performed during a projection of the short movie in its original 1910 form. String quartets by Haydn and Goldmark make up the balance of the recital.
For more information on the performers go to: http://www.covingtonstringquartet.com.
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