The Minetti Quartet, coming all the way from Austria, will be stopping at Springfield College February 27 in the Townhouse conference room at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the William Simpson Fine Arts Series.
The Minetti Quartet is a string quartet, comprised of two violins, a viola and a cello, playing the classic repertoire of music written for this ensemble by some of the world’s great composers.
In Austria they have received extensive critical acclaim and numerous awards for their work. They are rising fast, having played at venues across the world. The group consists of four musicians, two female and two male.
“They are playing as guests of the William Simpson Fine Arts Series, as representatives of young people devoted to the art of classical music performance and outreach,” said Chair of the Fine Arts Series, Christopher Haynes.
The Quartet has landed first-places prizes at several competitions, such as a competition in Florence and Vienna. Since this group is coming a long way, they will be shining light onto their culture through their music to enlighten the members of the college.
“The Simpson Series events provide world-class art events to students and the community at little or no charge, right on campus, giving people a chance to appreciate something of quality, recognized by the real world as such, and without the tricks, advertising and snarky commentary of something viewed through YouTube or other online sources,” said Haynes.
By taking advantage of this opportunity, students will be able to seek entertainment and culture off of a screen and in person.
“Real art is just plain important in people’s lives, whether or not they realize it. Live is the best way to experience that,” said Haynes.