Taconic Music presents Thanksgiving concert of Mozart and Mendelssohn

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MANCHESTER — Taconic Music will present its fourth annual Thanksgiving concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 in the Manchester Community Library. Violinists Deborah Buck and Joana Genova, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Sophie Shao will reunite for a performance of Mozart's lyrical and elegant String Quartet in D Major, K.575 and Mendelssohn's youthful and expressive String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 12. There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door.

Deborah Buck is assistant professor of violin at SUNY Purchase and co-executive director of Kinhaven Music School. Sophie Shao, winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, is assistant professor of cello at the University of Connecticut. In addition to serving as Taconic Music's co-artistic directors, Joana Genova is assistant professor of violin at the University of Indianapolis and second violinist of The Indianapolis Quartet, and Ariel Rudiakov is music director of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and adjunct faculty at the University of Indianapolis, coaching chamber music and conducting the UIndy Chamber Orchestra.

For more information about the Thanksgiving concert, Taconic Music's upcoming New Year's Eve celebration, year-round offerings, and summer chamber music festival, visit taconicmusic.org.

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