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The Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival will conclude its Winter Concert Series this Saturday, April 13, with a performance from the acclaimed Delgani String Quartet at the Newport Nazarene Church.

Featuring Wyatt True and Jannie Wei on violin, Kimberlee Uwate on viola and Eric Alterman on cello, the Delgani String Quartet presents exciting performances of both classical and contemporary repertoire. The group has performed at prestigious venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and at Charles University in Prague.

The Delgani String Quartet was formed in 2014 with a mission to cultivate an appreciation for chamber music through distinctive performance, innovative programming, educational engagement, and collaboration. The members of the quartet collectively hold 12 degrees in string performance from various schools of music and conservatories across the nation.

The quartet will be performing Franz Schubert’s “Quartettsatz” and Franz Joseph Haydn’s “String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76 No. 5.”

Opening the program on Saturday will be the Cascade String Quartet from Grants Pass High School, featuring Camille Schaafsma and Sean Bullock on violin; Julianne Burdis on viola and Charlie Jarvis, on cello. These talented teenagers will open the evening’s program with “Brandenburg Concert No. 3,” composed by J.S. Bach and “Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 ‘The American’” by Antonin Dvorak.

The concert will begin at 7 pm at Newport Nazarene Church, 227 NW 12th Street.

The concert is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Admission is free, with donations accepted at the door.

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