Newport String Project: Season Opening Concert

September 26, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Griswold House

A Celebration of Family & Friends

The Museum is delighted to welcome the Newport String Project back to the galleries to launch its 2021-22 season with a live, in-person performance by the Newport String Quartet musicians. For this much anticipated musical celebration of family and friendship, the Season Opening Concert will feature cherished works by Romantic era composers Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann paired with an evocative and sentimental 20th century work by American composer William Grant Still.

Franz Schubert – String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major “Household”
William Grant Still – Lyric String Quartet “Musical Portraits of Three Friends”
Robert Schumann – String Quartet Op. 41 No. 3 in A minor “Clara”

This concert will take place inside the Museum’s largest gallery. Seating is limited – reservations are recommended!

Please note that the Museum will require that masks be worn by all event attendees regardless of vaccination status.

About the Newport String Project 

The Newport String Project is a chamber music performance and youth mentoring initiative that aims to build a community that crosses boundaries of generation, heritage, and economic circumstances through access to inspiring musical experiences for all. The project is anchored by the residency of its ensemble in residence, the Newport String Quartet.

Inspired and incubated by nationally acclaimed organization Community MusicWorks (Providence), the Newport String Project was founded in 2012 by two graduates of CMW’s Fellowship Program, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealaín McMullin. The project is dedicated to exploring the intersection between artistry, education and social change.

The project aims to strengthen the social and cultural fabric of the wider Newport community by presenting a professional chamber music concert series, featuring both classical and traditional music styles in keeping with Newport’s folk heritage. Now in its eighth season, the project is focused on growing the organization so that it can support a long-term, professional chamber music residency that builds authentic relationships between professional musicians and the community at large.