November 9, 2009
UPTON, NY – The internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, December 9, 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 16 and older must bring a photo I.D.
Attacca Quartet, the winner of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, is well on its way to becoming one of America's premier young performing ensembles. Formed at the Juilliard School in 2003, the quartet gave its debut recital in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. The quartet is devoted to connecting more fully with audiences, and has engaged in extensive community outreach projects. In 2008, the quartet taught and coached chamber music as the resident string quartet at Hunter College in Manhattan, and also taught alongside the Tokyo String Quartet at the Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival in Port Townsend, Washington.
The program for Brookhaven will include works by Haydn, Debussy and Shostakovich.
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.
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