The Wister Quartet, a nationally renowned and Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble, will return to MMI Preparatory School for the 15th consecutive year for a performance at the school on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m.
The concert is sponsored by Dr. James W. Feussner ’65 in memory of Elizabeth Feussner and The Sowers & Turri Music and Arts Fund of the Luzerne Foundation.
The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Athletics and Drama Complex on the MMI campus at 154 Centre St., Freeland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
This year’s program is entitled “Inspiration” and features music composed by Franz Schubert, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Agustin Barrios, Niccolo Paganini, and Robert Schumann. The program also includes two pieces developed from ideas by MMI students and arranged by Lloyd Smith and Allen Krantz. MMI students will accompany the Quartet for these selections.
Wister Quartet principal members are violinists Nancy Bean and Davyd Booth, violist Pamela Fay, and cellist Lloyd Smith. Once again, this year, the Wister Quartet will perform with guitarist Allen Krantz, a critically acclaimed guitarist, composer, and chamber musician.
The Wister Quartet will also perform for MMI students during an afternoon assembly at the school the day of the concert.
MMI Head of School D. Scott Wiggins said, “The Wister Quartet’s annual visit has become a tradition at MMI. Through their collaboration, our students have gained an incredible amount of knowledge and experience in the arts that will benefit them immensely in their future artistic endeavors.”
For more information or to arrange group accommodations to the concert, call MMI at 570-636-1108.