Award-winning Hunt Quartet Comes to Door Sept. 16

Midsummer’s Music presents the Hunt Quartet in concert Sept. 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. The highly acclaimed group, which played a beautiful program in Sturgeon Bay last May, is the elite graduate string quartet for the Mead Witter School of Music, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The evening’s repertoire includes Joseph Haydn’s “String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 77, No. 1,” Anton Webern’s “Langsamer Satz,” Joaquin Turina’s “La oracion del torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer), Op. 34,” and Sergei Prokofiev’s “String Quartet No. 2, Op. 92.”

The Hunt Quartet members have won prizes individually all over the world. Collectively they are one of the outstanding young ensembles gaining a growing reputation by leaps and bounds.

Members include three doctoral candidates – Chang-En Lu, violin; Blakeley Menghini, viola; and Kyle Barret Price, cello; and one master’s degree fellow, Vinicius “Vinny” Sant’Ana, violin. They work closely with UW-Madison faculty, including the Pro Arte Quartet and cellist/Professor Uri Vardi as their principal coach. Famous artists who have worked with the quartet include violist Nobuko Imai, violist Lila Brown, and members of the Takács String Quartet.

The Hunt Quartet concert begins at 7 pm. Adult tickets are $29, students $10, and free for children 12 and under. A reception for the audience to meet and mingle with the musicians follows the program.

The concert, which originally featured the Pro Arte Quartet, was changed due to an injury sustained by one of the musicians. Midsummer’s Music anticipates rescheduling the Pro Arte concert for mid-November. For more information visit

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