Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Scarlet Smith
PORTALES— The Harrington String Quartet will appear at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building on the Portales campus of Eastern New Mexico University.
Tickets can be purchased at Valley Furniture in Portales or in Clovis at McDaniel's Home Furnishings. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Prices are: adults $10, students with ID's $5, and children under 12 free.
All proceeds go directly to scholarships for vocal and instrumental music students. "As a thank you for your generous donation, you will have a wonderful music experience," said Patrice Caldwell, president of the University Friends of Music. This community-based organization co-sponsors this event with ENMU's Department of Music.
The Harrington String Quartet, in its 22nd year of performance, is named after the West Texas family that generously endowed the quartet. Members of the Quartet are all faculty members at West Texas A & M University and are principle players for the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. They are Annie Chalex, first violin; Keith Redpath, second violinist; Joanna Mendoza, viola; and Emmanuel Lopez, cellist.
The quartet has performed across the United States, collecting rave reviews. The Dallas Morning News hails them for "consistently bold, suave performances." Concert goers have a special treat in store when ENMU's Dr. Tamara Raatz on clarinet joins the Harrington String Quartet for Mozart's Clarinet Quintet.
"Thiswill be the quintessential expression of chamber music--beautifulselections and talented performers," said Caldwell. "After the concert,the audience is invited to join the musicians for cake and punch andconversation. We hope many of our guests will stay to speak personallywith these wonderfully talented musicians," added Caldwell.