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Cassatt in the Basin! residency coming up

March 26, 2019

Cassatt String Quartet’s 14th “Cassatt in the Basin!” residency is coming up April 2 through April 6.

The New York-based quartet features Muneko Otani, violin, Jennifer Leshnower, violin, Ah Ling Neu, viola, and Elizabeth Anderson, cello.

Leshnower, the quartet’s second violinist, is a graduate of Permian High School and a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and Peabody Conservatory.

Residencies aim to give Basin-area students the opportunity to study with artist teachers, to develop both chamber music and orchestra skills, to develop chamber music audiences of the future, and specifically focus on daily chamber music coaching, as well as lecture demonstrations, a news release said.

All events are free and open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

10 a.m. April 2, outreach concert by the Cassatt String Quartet, Parks Senior Living, 111 Parks Village Dr., Odessa.5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 3, outreach concert by the Cassatt String Quartet, Polo Park Estates, 2100 Castleford Road, Midland.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 4, Concert Kickoff: Tiny Art Student Exhibit, Museum of the Southwest 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland.10 a.m. April 5, class lecture/demonstration by Cassatt String Quartet, Midland College, Allison Fine Arts Building, Choir Room, 2600 N. Garfield, Midland.1 p.m. April 6, final student chamber music concert with Cassatt String Quartet.

The concert will feature the world premiere of Lowell Hohstadt’s “Southwest Suite” for Triple Quartet with the University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s string orchestra, conducted by Tom Hohstadt, in CEED Building, 1310 Farm to Market Road 1788 in Midland.

The residency has received support from the FMH Foundation, Permian Basin Youth Chaverim, Odessa Arts, the Odessa American, the Midland-Reporter Telegram and Jim’s Big & Tall Men.