Posted on Sep 12, 1997

Schenectady, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 1997) – The critically-acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet will perform with world-class cellist Colin Carr in the first concert of this season's Schenectady Museum – Union College Concert Series on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in Union's Memorial Chapel.

In celebration of Schubert's bicentennial, the group will perform Schubert's Quartet in G Major, Op. 161, D. 887 and Cello Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956.

Formed in 1989 by four young musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Borromeo String Quartet has risen quickly to international prominence. Members include Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Ruggero Allifranchini, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; and Yeesun Kim, cello. All are faculty members at the New England Conservancy.

Internationally, their performances have taken them from Moscow to Montevideo, Uruguay, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Widmore Hall in London. In America, they have performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington and Boston's Isabella Steward Gardner Museum. The Boston Globe wrote: “The Borromeo String Quartet is simply the best there is on the planet … the only real treasure, it's been said, is spiritual treasure, and this was it.”

Colin Carr is winner of many prestigious awards including first prize in the Naumburg Competition, the Piatigorsky Memorial Award and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and has performed with many of the world's most famed orchestras, including those of Chicago, Baltimore, Montreal, Britain's Royal Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony. Also a faculty member at the New England Conservancy, he joins his fellow faculty members for what should prove to be a fantastic performance.

Memorial Chapel is located near the center of the Union campus. Parking is available on campus and on nearby sidestreets.

Tickets, at $15 ($7 for students), are available in advance at the Schenectady Museum (518)382-7890 and at the door at 7 p.m. For more information, call 372-3651.