Acclaimed quartet to offer outreach program

ELLSWORTH — The Omer Quartet, an award-winning string ensemble currently in residence at the University of Maryland, will offer a free educational outreach performance at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth.

Beethoven’s Op. 59 No. 2 in the “Razumovsky Quartet” cycle will be performed. All ages are encouraged to attend.

The quartet’s members include Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins; Jinsun Hong, viola and Alex Cox, cello. The string ensemble won Italy’s Premio Paolo Borciani Competition, Norway’s Trondheim Competition, France’s Bordeaux International Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition — the largest and oldest continuous chamber music competition in the United States.

This special event is sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute with support from the city of Ellsworth. It is being offered a day after the quartet’s concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. That concert is the finale to the Blue Hill Concert Association’s 2018 winter concert series.

For more info, call 664-9258 or email [email protected].