On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3pm, pianist Roberta Rust will join Delaware-based Serafin String Quartet in a program featuring William Grant Still’s Danzas de Panama for string quartet, Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2, and Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81. The concert will be preceded by a 2:30pm pre-concert lecture given by Prof. Allen Webber of Palm Beach State College. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door on the day of the concert. For more information on this event and Music at St. Paul’s 30th Anniversary Season, visit music.stpaulsdelray.org. St. Paul’s is handicapped accessible.
For this concert, Serafin violinist Kate Ransom reunites with long-time colleague and friend, pianist Roberta Rust. The two musicians met in the 1990’s at The Harid Conservatory of Music (now the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University) where Ms. Ransom served as founding director and Ms. Rust served as artist faculty. Ms. Ransom and Ms. Rust have shared the stage on numerous occasions over the years, both in collaborations of duos and other chamber works. “I am thrilled to have the chance to play one of the most ravishingly romantic piano quintets in the repertoire— the Dvořák Quintet—with the Serafin String Quartet,” comments Roberta Rust. “It will be an inspiring and memorable experience.”