11:25am

Tue April 3, 2012
Blair String Quarter Does New Work by Hersch

Tennessee Artists Perform at Carnegie Hall

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Artists from Middle Tennessee will perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall this week.

The Blair String Quartet from Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music will premiere Michael Hersch's Images From a Closed Ward at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall Thursday evening. The program will also include a performance of Schubert's String Quartet No. 14, Death and the Maiden.

American-born composer Michael Hersch is a hot property in the classical music world right now.

The Blair String Quartet commissioned Images. It’s the first string quartet Hersch has written in more than 20 years. The piece was created with funding from the Nashville based James Stephen Turner Family Foundation.

The Blair String Quartet will begin their performance Thursday evening at 8 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.