The performance of the Ulysses String Quartet is proceeding as planned

The Ulysses String Quartet show, presented by Jasper Community Arts, will take place at the Jasper Arts Center on Saturday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled.

Jasper Community Arts is delighted to present the Ulysses String Quartet, praised for its “textual versatility,” “serious beauty” and “gentle blanket of color,” at the Jasper Arts Center on Saturday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Originally part of JCA’s Backstage series, the performance has been modified to allow attendees to sit in the main seating area rather than on stage with the artists, as typically happens with Backstage performances.

Hailing from Canada, the United States and Taiwan, the Ulysses String Quartet is made up of Christina Bouey and Rhiannon Banerdt on violin, Colin Brookes on viola and Grace Ho on cello. The Quartet has performed at such prestigious venues as the Harbin Grand Theatre, Jordan Hall and Taiwan National Recital Hall and were named Lisa Arnhold Fellows of the Julliard School.

The band’s name pays homage to Homer’s hero Ulysses and his 10-year journey home. Additionally, the quartet members live near the resting place of former US President Ulysses S. Grant in Upper Manhattan. The Ulysses String Quartet strongly believes in the power of music to inspire, enlighten and bring people together. The quartet is committed to sharing this passion by increasing access to and appreciation of classical music while improving audience engagement. Their programs often allow participants to learn
on the inner workings of a string quartet and explore the connections between classical music and our world today.

Members of Ulysses are graduates of the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory and Yale University. The musicians play on instruments and bows graciously lent by the Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Maestro Foundation.

For more information about the show, contact JCA staff by calling 812-482-3070.

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