Concerts take place at Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins in downtown Chicago and are usually connected with our Launchpad Project, which brings talented and energetic young artists to the forefront of Chicago’s chamber music scene. A reception follows each concert, providing audience members the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. We’ll resume offering concerts in the fall; for now, we invite you to view examples of programs we've hosted in the past.
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The Yas Quartet
Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm$10 - $25
Join us for an after-work Launchpad concert on April 25 when the Yas Quartet comes to the Darnton & Hersh salon. The program will include Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 74, No. 3, “The Rider,” Ravel’s String Quartet in F major, and Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 2, Opus 92. Tickets are available now.
The Chicago based Yas Quartet was formed in August of 2015. The Yas performs actively in Chicago at Roosevelt University, and at Groupmuse events where they are featured on podcasts including CHIRPradio. The members of the quartet—violinists Artem Kolesov and John Heffernan, violist Yufan Zhang, and cellist Titilayo Ayangade—are all part of the Masters of Music program at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. The Yas Quartet was singularly chosen to represent the school in both fall chamber showcases at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. In May, the quartet will tour China as representatives of Roosevelt University, playing at schools and engaging in a cultural exchange of music and ideas.
Dedicated to community, the Yas Quartet desires to enrich the City of Chicago through public performances and educational outreach. It is comprised of LGBTQ+, African American, and international members. Founded in diversity, the quartet strives to bring people together through the power of music.
This concert is a presentation of the Darnton & Hersh Launchpad Project, which brings talented and energetic young artists to the forefront of Chicago’s chamber music scene. Tickets are $25 ($10 for students) and may be purchased online or at the door. The audience will have an opportunity to meet the artists at a reception immediately following the performance.