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Classical guitarist and string quartet to perform May 18

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Classical guitarist Andrew McEvoy (above) will perform with “The Evermore String Quartet” at Historic Christ Church & Museum on Saturday, May 18, from 4-6 p.m.

Historic Christ Church & Museum’s Bringing Music to Life Concert Series returns Saturday, May 18, with a special performance by classical guitarist Andrew McEvoy and “The Evermore String Quartet” from 4-6 p.m. inside Historic Christ Church in Weems.

McEvoy, a Richmond-based classical guitarist who earned his master of music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, will perform “Capricho Árabe” by Franciso Tárrega and “Asturias” by Issac Albéniz. The Evermore String Quartet will join McEvoy to play “Guitar Quintet Op.143” by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, reported HCC&M director of programs and communications Robert Teagle.

Following an intermission with libations, The Evermore Quartet will take the stage. Comprised of Owen Ruff and Diane Yang on violins, Caleb Paxton on viola and James Cooper on cello, the Chicago-based group is studying under the renowned Dover Quartet this summer as hand-selected members of the new chamber music program at the Amelia Island Festival in Florida, Teagle said. The group will perform Erwin Schulhoff’s “Five Pieces for String Quartet” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet Op. 13.”

Completed in 1735, Christ Church offers an unparalleled acoustic and historic setting for classical music, Teagle noted. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com or at the church located at 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

The Bringing Music to Life Concert Series is funded by the Robert S. and Martha S. Scheu Fund of the River Counties Community Foundation.

posted 05.16.2019

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