St. Louis Symphony String Quartet to Present Free Concert on Southeast Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 6, 2006 — A string quartet of musicians from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will present a recital April 12 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. 

The concert will take place at noon in Brandt Hall Room 205.  Performing on the concert will be Mark Thayer and Shawn Weil, violins; Bryan Florence, viola; and Daniel Lee, the new principal cellist of the St. Louis Symphony on cello.

The St. Louis Symphony musicians will be performing in Cape Girardeau as part of the St. Louis Symphony award-winning Educational Outreach Grant. This grant enables members of the St. Louis Symphony to perform a variety of chamber music concerts in this region and to reach out to a wide variety of audiences. This concert is open to the public, and admission is free. The concert will last about an hour.

“This is a marvelous opportunity for the University and community to be able to hear world-class musicians here on our campus,” said Sara Edgerton, Southeast professor of music. “The concert is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. It will be particularly exciting to host the new principal cellist of the symphony, Daniel Lee, who will be performing with the quartet.”

For more information, please contact the Department of Music at (573) 651-2141.