$8 in advance/$10 at the door
Ovation and Sonare String Quartets showcase the versatility of the string instruments in a performance of classical, jazz, tango, show music, classic rock and contemporary. The show includes interesting anecdotes about the group and the music itself, and is designed to be educational and inviting to all age groups.
Ovation String Quartet:
Ovation String Quartet was formed through friendships and a passion for making music together. Each member has at least one degree in music, and we are dedicated to making each performance memorable. Collectively, we have many years of experience with the quartet, and with other chamber groups and orchestras. Our very extensive and versatile repertoire makes us unique; whether we are performing music by Bach or Prince, or anything in between, our energy and vitality make every event memorable.
Sonare Strings is a network of trained classical musicians who work to provide quality string music for special occasions. Each member has completed a minimum of undergraduate college level music training. Besides playing together, the musicians play in various orchestras in the Twin Cities and are also music educators, teaching at various institutions including MacPhail.
Kristyn Rupp, violinist and main contractor, has been playing violin since she was 5 years old. She has studied with the concertmaster of the Pasadena (CA) Symphony Orchestra, the assistant concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra, and the assistant concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra as well as a highly esteemed music educator in the Minneapolis Metropolitan area. After completing graduate studies in violin performance and music therapy at the University of Minnesota, Kristyn pursued a career working with seniors . She also serves as concertmaster of Exultate Chamber Orchestra and plays in the Metropolitan Symphony.
Andrea French, cellist, received her Master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and her Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University, both in cello performance. She received her long-term Suzuki training in cello with Carol Tarr and violin with James Maurer at the University of Denver and has taught Suzuki group cello and violin classes with Longmont Suzuki Strings and Denver Talent Education. Currently, she is a full time faculty member at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Andrea has studied with Alan Smith, James Fittz, and Richard Slavich. Andrea has performed in master classes with David Ying, Janos Starker, and Yo-Yo Ma, and has played with over 20 bands such as Rise Against, Drive By, Coles Whalen, and Strange Condition. She has recorded for Wind Up Records, Warner Bros., and Universal.