Grammy Award-winning Muir String Quartet to Play in Stratford’s Great Hall

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes

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For Immediate Release                                                                                  

STRATFORD, VA, (May 8, 2015) – Spring is in the air – and music too! Join us for an exclusive opportunity to experience the beautiful sounds of the Muir String Quartet when they perform in Stratford’s Great Hall, on Saturday, May 23, 2015, beginning at 6 p.m.

Established in 1980, the Grammy award-winning quartet has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s most powerful and insightful ensembles. They have received accolades from the Boston Globe (“exhilarating involvement”) and the San Francisco Examiner (“impeccable voicing and intonation”) as well as being featured in the New Yorker.

The Muir Quartet last performed at Stratford Hall in 2008. They have appeared at prestigious venues in North America, Asia and Europe. The quartet conducts workshops at the Tanglewood Institute, the Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute. The concert at Stratford Hall will follow their participation in the Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts, where they have played annually since the Festival’s inception in 1988.

They will play music of the period, including Beethoven’s String Trio and Mozart’s Flute Quartet. They will be joined by internationally acclaimed flutist Carol Wincenc. On faculty at the Julliard School, Wincenc has been a featured performer with the St. Louis, Atlanta and Seattle Symphonies. Overseas she has performed with the London Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, and music festivals in Budapest, Tivoli, and Frankfurt.

Tickets for the event are $200 per person and include the concert in the Great Hall followed by cocktails and buffet supper in Stratford Hall’s Council House. Tickets must be purchased in advance by May 15, 2015.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact the Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts, (540) 374-5040, TheArts@FredFest.org or www.FredFest.org.

About Stratford Hall

Stratford Hall is one of the great houses of American history. Its magnificent setting on a high bluff above the Potomac River and its bold architectural style set it apart from any other colonial house, but its highest distinction is the family of patriots who lived there, the Lees of Virginia. Stratford Hall is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee and the home to the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee.

For more information, visit www.StratfordHall.org, or call 804-493-8038.