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Arts / Entertainment

Amani String Quartet Sept. 25

September 21, 2009

A repertoire of best-loved string quartet compositions will be performed by CSU's resident Amani String Quartet this Friday night, Sept. 25. An added bonus -- Laura Begley, CSU 2009 Singer of the Year, will join the quartet for Ottorino Respighi's Il Tramonto for soprano and string quartet.

Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall
University Center for the Arts

Amani String Quartet, the resident graduate string quartet at Colorado State University, presents an evening of best-loved quartet repertoire including: 

  • Franz Joseph Haydn’s Quartet Op. 76, #3 (The Emperor)
  • Maurice Ravel's Quartet in F Major
  • Ottorino Respighi’s Il Tramonto for soprano and string quartet, performed with CSU 2009 Singer of the Year, Laura Begley

The quartet performs and teachs throughout Northern Colorado and enjoys performing standard quartet repertoire as well as exploring modern music.  The quartet members are Wyatt True, violin; Kaleigh McCool, violin, Cynthia Drexler, viola; and Lisa Espinosa, cello.

Learn more about the Amani String Quartet.


  • $5/CSU students
  • $1/youth (2 – 17)
  • $10/adult

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Laura Begley, 2009 Singer of the Year

Begley, a senior music major, started singing at the age of seven. Her parents had initially enrolled her in a dance class but found that she sang along to the songs more than she danced to them. She was placed in singing classes, which led to private voice lessons in high school, and singing on stage in college.

In February of 2009, Begley was named Singer of the Year in a competition with seven other finalists who competed for awards, scholarships, and special distinctions, including Most Artistic and Most Improved. 

CSU's School of the Arts created the Singer of the Year competition to give students the chance to take their performance to the next level.

The Amani String Quartet concert is sponsored by the School of the Arts.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603