String Theory To Welcome Danish String Quartet Oct. 17

Monday, October 9, 2017
String Theory will present the Danish String Quartet on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Hunter Museum of American Art
String Theory will present the Danish String Quartet on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Hunter Museum of American Art

String Theory, in partnership with Lee University and the Hunter Museum of American Art, will welcome the Danish String Quartet, making their Chattanooga debut, for the next installment of its concert season. The performance will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga and will feature works by Beethoven and Nordic Folk Music. 

Founded in 2009 by pianist and Artistic Director Gloria Chien, String Theory brings acclaimed chamber musicians from around the world to perform in the intimate setting of the Hunter Museum. 

Review for the Danish String Quartet: 

With their technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), the Danish String Quartet is in demand worldwide by concert and festival presenters alike. Since making its debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival, the quartet has demonstrated a passion for Scandinavian composers who are frequently incorporated into adventurous contemporary programs, while also giving skilled and profound interpretations of the classical masters. 

The quartet comprises violist Asbjørn Nørgaard, violinists Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, and cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin. 

The group performs throughout the United States, as well as internationally in countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Israel, South America, and their native country Denmark. 

The Danish String Quartet is the recipient of the Carl Nielsen Prize and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. The quartet was also awarded First Prize in the Vagn Holmboe String Quartet Competition, First Prize in Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition, and the Audience Prize in the Trondheim International String Quartet Competition. 

This will be the Danish String Quartet’s first U.S. tour since its ECM record release. 

Individual concert tickets are $35 for Hunter members, $45 for non-members, $10 for students with a valid student ID, and $25 for groups of 20 or more people. 

For more information on String Theory at the Hunter Museum of American Art or to purchase tickets, call 414-2525 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.



R&M Tribute Entertainment Presents Elvis 83rd Birthday Celebration

R&M Tribute Entertainment on  will present Elvis 83rd Birthday Celebration: Rockin’ Thru the Years on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the GEM Theater at 700 Tennessee Ave. in Etowah.  The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.  There will be three multi award winning Elvis Tribute Artist that will be performing the 50’s, ’68 comeback, gospel and ’70 concert eras.  Tickets ... (click for more)

River City Sessions Holiday Show Is Thursday

River City Sessions will host its annual holiday show Thursday at The Granfalloon.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.  Here are the performers and their reviews: Cannon Hunt – A crowd favorite no matter where he performs, Cannon came to RCS when he was just a freshman in high school via a recommendation by Randy Steele, ... (click for more)

County Issuing Up To $235 Million In Bonds - Mainly For School Projects

Hamilton County plans to issue up to $235 million in general obligation bonds with the funds mainly to go to county school projects. The County Commission earlier approved a property tax increase to support the bond issue. Finance Director Al Kiser said there will be a 20-day waiting period in which taxpayers can protest the issuance. He said the county will prepare an ... (click for more)

Chief Bowden Has Last Meeting At Lookout Mountain, Tn.; Cell Tower Firm Gets 6-Month Extension

Lookout Mountain’s December commission meeting was the last for Chief Randy Bowden, who is retiring at the end of the year. The first class police and fire departments are now unmatched in Hamilton County, said Commissioner of Fire and Police Jim Bentley. In the 32 years he has been with the town, the fire department has been elevated from class 4 to class 2 and has increased medical ... (click for more)

Vince Dean Saved The Day

Permit me to publicly express appreciation to Vince Dean. His calm, comprehensive and diplomatic arguments to the Chattanooga City Council against the administration’s ill-advised plan to segregate retirees and herd them unwillingly into a separate insurance plan unquestionably saved the day. The proposed new plan, if implemented, was certain to cause months of chaos and confusion ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s Focus On ‘Better’

As I stepped away from the overflow crowd at  Monday  night’s Town Council meeting on Signal Mountain, I leaned in to tell Jean Trohanis how sorry I was to hear of the loss of her dearest friend. But in that millisecond before I could speak, the former but still-loved elementary school principal gave me her best hallway hiss and, with a pointed finger, she ordered, “You ... (click for more)