The New Geostrophic String Quartet is returning to the Woods Hole Public Library on Saturday, August 13 at 7:30 pm. The New Geostrophic, whose acclaimed debut was in October 2015, grew out of Bill Simmons’ popular and beloved original Geostrophic Quartet. Violinists David Hobbie and Matthew Liebendorfer, with cellist Jennifer Minnich and violist Elizabeth Westner, make up the quartet. The concert’s intriguing theme is “Slow Starters Make Great Romantics.” The three pieces of the full program of Summa by composer Arvo Pärt, Beethoven’s String Quartet in E-flat major, and the String Quartet No.14 in A-flat major by Antonín Dvorák each begin slowly, with two of the pieces taking off into wonderful allegros.
Hobbie and Liebendorfer are both Oberlin Conservatory graduates. Hobbie, a member of the Massachusetts Bar and Litigation Knowledge Manager for the Boston firm Goodwin Proctor LLP, grew up in Falmouth and graduated from Falmouth Academy. For the past 30 years, he has been a familiar performer in a myriad of local musical productions including the Woods Hole Public Library’s Chamber Music Series. Liebendorfer, who hails from Boise, Idaho, is an active and prominent violinist in the New England Chamber music scene. For the past eight years, he has directed and participated in “Heaven”, a dynamic, highly-regarded summer chamber music festival in the Finger Lakes region in New York. By day, he pursues a career in business technology integration, specializing in relational technology implementation.
Jennifer Minnich, also a busy performer in the New England area with a particular interest in chamber music and contemporary repertoire, teaches cello in a number of Boston-area public school string programs. She also performs with several community symphonies. She received her BA from Boston University and her MA from the Boston Conservatory.
Violist Elisabeth Westner teaches violin and viola at the Winchester Community Music School, The Community Music Center of Boston, and the Westwood Prodigy Program. She is a graduate of Smith College and received her MA from the Yale School of Music. She performs regularly with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra.
The $20 tickets for the 7:30pm Woods Hole Public Library fundraiser concert on Saturday, August 13, are available at Eight Cousins, the Bank of Woods Hole and at the Library during regular hours. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 7pm. On-line ticket purchase
. We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a lovely summer evening treat.