Academy Chamber Ensemble

The Academy Chamber Ensemble, featuring SRU music faculty Dr. Paige Riggs and Dr. Warren Davidson, presents string quartets from the Classical and Romantic eras as well as a 20th century masterwork. The clarity and good cheer of Joseph Haydn’s Op. 76, #5, from 1797, contrasts strongly with the mystery and melancholy of the 7th quartet of Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich, written in 1960. The program concludes with the thrilling and heroic quartet Op. 44, #1 by the Romantic genius Felix Mendelssohn. Admission $5.