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Kershaw Lecture to Feature Linden String Quartet

September 20, 2010

The Linden String Quartet will perform at Mount Union on Wednesday, October 6.
The Kershaw Lecture at Mount Union will feature the Linden String Quartet, a gold medalist and grand prize-winner of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. They will perform on Wednesday, October 6 at 8 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall on the University of Mount Union’s campus.
 
Formed in the spring of 2008, members of the Quartet include Sarah McElravy, Catherine Cosbey, Eric Wong and Felix Umansky.
 
The Linden String Quartet has quickly risen to become one of the country’s premier young string quartets, and is currently the apprentice quartet to the Cavani Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Dedicated to community outreach and education, the Quartet is the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s newly appointed Quartet-in-Residence, a program established to promote the arts of classical music and quartet playing through a series of educational concerts and presentations in various elementary schools in the Northeastern Ohio area. They are also the Quartet-in-Residence at Yale University studying under the renowned Tokyo Quartet.
 
Over the years, they have worked with the Cleveland Quartet, the Juilliard String Quartet and members of the Guarneri, Tokyo and St. Lawrence Quartets.
The Myrtie Allen Kershaw Lectureship on Poetry and the Fine Arts was established in 1960 by a bequest from Myrtie Allen Kershaw of Kent, Ohio, who indicated in her will that such a fund should go to a college chosen by her friend and executrix of her estate, Elizabeth Clark Bell. Because of Mrs. Bell's personal interest in Mount Union, where she was a student in 1932-33 and where her uncle, Robert E. Stauffer, was a teacher and librarian for many years, she designated Mount Union to receive the fund. The income is used to bring periodically to the University a person of distinction, for one or more lectures on ancient or modern poetry, the fine arts, or music or for an original performance in one of these fields.
 
The performance is free and open to the public. Presser Hall is located on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue on the University of Mount Union campus. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030 or alumni@mountunion.edu.
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