Indianapolis Quartet returns to Manchester

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MANCHESTER — In the second week of Taconic Music's summer concert series, "Celebrating Beethoven," co-artistic director Joana Genova takes the stage with The Indianapolis Quartet on Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center for the Arts.

The quartet — Zachary DePue and Genova, violins; Michael Isaac Strauss, viola; Austin Huntington, cello — will open the concert with Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, op. 95 "Serioso". Following the Beethoven, The Quartet will be joined by award-winning pianist Drew Petersen, for Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op.47.

The New York Concert Review lauded the quartet as "a joy to behold," and "any composer's dream," at their Carnegie Hall debut earlier this year.

Taconic's fourth summer series takes place at 7 p.m. on consecutive Saturday evenings through Aug. 1. Each hour-long concert features a Beethoven piece, in honor of the composer's 250th birthday, along with a complementary or contrasting work by composers ranging from last week's Piazzolla, to Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Glinka . Concerts are free, but reservations are required due to limited seating capacity.

"We've worked hard to accommodate all who want to enjoy the concert, including those who are not yet ready to attend indoor events or are too far away to make it," said Ariel Rudiakov, Taconic Music's co-artistic director. "Thanks to GNAT-TV's equipment and training, and to our board member Deanna Baasch, we'll be livestreaming the concert, and it will be available on our YouTube channel along with our other concert videos."

Streaming details will be announced via Taconic's website, newsletter, and social media. State health guidelines are being closely followed, and all attendees will be expected to wear an appropriate face covering to comply with Manchester's mask ordinance.

For reservations and more information on Taconic Music's summer chamber music series, visit taconicmusic.org.

NOTE: It is the convention of The Indianapolis Quartet that "The" is always capitalized

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