Classical strings next up for Five Nights

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High Street Four quartet to perform pieces from classical and romantic eras

Ohio State Marion's Five Nights on Campus series is pleased to present the music of High Street Four Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:30 p.m., in Morrill Hall Auditorium.

High Street Four is a traditional musical ensemble consisting of four string players — two violinists, a violist, and a cellist. Founded by violist, Ken Matsuda, all of the players are members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. High Street Four performs a wide variety of quartet music from all genres. The group's Five Nights on Campus performance will feature music from the classical and romantic eras.

The string quartet is one of the most prominent chamber ensembles in classical music and is also one of the most important forms in chamber music. Most major composers from the late 18th century onwards have written music for string quartets.

Tickets for High Street Four are available in advance or at the door. Ticket prices are: $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; and $4 for students. Marion campus faculty and staff, which includes all Ohio State Marion and Marion Technical College personnel, are eligible for $8 discounted individual performance tickets.

Five Nights on Campus is a performing arts series designed specifically for the residents of the seven-county regional service area of Ohio State Marion and is intended to complement the other entertainment opportunities which are available in the area.

The 2010-2011 Five Nights on Campus season will conclude Thursday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. with a journey through the classical music styles of Spain and Latin America performed by El Calido Viento.

Five Nights on Campus is made possible through the generous support of the following community-minded businesses: ArcelorMittal Marion; ClearChannel Radio; The Herald, Inc.; Frontier Communications; Marion General Hospital; Marion Technical College; The Marion Star; The Ohio State Bank; Whirlpool Corporation; Wyandot, Inc.