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AGAR & Bower Center for the Arts present . . . .

James String Quartet in Weidner World Premiere Series


May 21 @7:00 pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 314 N. Bridge Street, Bedford (Across from the Bower Center)

A collaboration between Amherst Glebe Arts Response (AGAR) and the Forest-based James String Quartet (JSQ) includes the world premiere of Lynchburg composer Raymond Weidner’s String Quartet No. 1 – The AGAR Quartet.  Also included in the performances will be Dmitri Shostakovich’s emotional String Quartet No 8 in c minor Op. 110; an opening light and airy work by Giacomo Puccini, Chrysanthemums; and sections of Passages by Andrew Williams featuring Lynchburg College professor Dr. Chris Magee as guest artist on trumpet.

The Ray Weidner composition was commissioned by AGAR with the help of commissioning grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust.

Tickets are $15/adults and $2 for students/children.

2016 2nd Fridays:

June 10th – Opening for Annual Juried Exhibition

July 8th – Awards Reception for Annual Juried Exhibition

Aug 12 – Opening for Brazil, awards at 6:00 p.m.

Sept 9th – Opening for Sculpture and Steve Romine exhibits

Oct 14th – Opening for Lynchburg Arts Club

Nov 11thLAC continued

Dec 9th – Opening for Art 4 Girfts, Bedford Artisan Trail and H2O