Inner Voices String Quartet, presents "III" (that’s “Three”) at Modern Studio, 109 W. Anderson Ave in Happy Holler, on Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm. Admission is $10 cash/credit, payable at the door, and includes a signature drink.
The string quartet that insideofknoxville.com calls “about ninety minutes of wonderful” is at it again, offering chamber music designed to inspire.
The concert, performed by the all-female quartet, includes works by two women composers, "Is Now Not Enough?" by Knoxvillian Dosia McKay and "Strum" by New York-based composer, Jessie Montgomery. These pieces book-end Brahms’ op. 88 Viola Quintet No. 1 featuring guest violinist, Robyn Quinnett.
Guest violinist Robyn Quinnett, from Montserrat in the Caribbean, is a winner of several competitions, and semi-finalist in the prestigious Sphinx Competition. She holds two degrees from Juilliard, studying with Naoko Tanaka and the late Stephen Clapp. In 2018 she completes her DMA at Stony Brook as a student of Hagai Shaham. She has attended Tanglewood, Aspen, and Festival Internacional de Inverno in Brazil. She now plays in the Knoxville Symphony.
ArtsKnoxville.com critic Allan Sherrod declares, “This ensemble is absolutely top notch...the mere presence of Inner Voices on Knoxville’s music scene is important on several levels, as they represent an expansion of the music scene that is essential for its health.”
Join the musicians afterward at Central Filling Station, 900 N Central St. Ask questions. Give your impressions. Discuss the music, the signature drink, the venue, whatever you like!
About the Quartet:
Formed in East Tennessee in 2016, Inner Voices String Quartet members are Ruth Bacon, violin; Rachel Loseke, violin; Christina Graffeo, viola; and Jeanine Wilkinson, cello. Originally drawn to the area by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, each of these players is an experienced chamber musician with an impressive list of performance credits. Now an ensemble, they blend their deep experience and fresh approach to present music of quality in innovative environments.