Upcoming McDuffie Student Concert to highlight students’ current repertoire


Image: Courtesy of Amy Moretti

The upcoming McDuffie Student Concert will give students of Mercer’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings to showcase their developing artistry.

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer

If you would like to hear the beautiful sounds of string instruments on a Monday night, the upcoming McDuffie Student Concert is for you. The concert will feature students from the Mercer’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, who will perform both chamber pieces and solos in the salon of the Bell House located at 315 College Street. It will be held on Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public.

“In chamber groups, students learn how to work together as a team to produce a cohesive, unified sound,” Amy Moretti, director of the Center for Strings, said in an email. “This semester’s theme is the quartets of Joseph Haydn, the father of the string quartet.”

“[Students] work with one of the Center’s distinguished faculty each week,” Moretti continued. “The faculty coach the group on technical aspects of the music, and because our faculty are professional musicians and have played most of the pieces assigned, they can describe their experience in learning and performing the piece.”

For more information on the McDuffie Center for Strings and upcoming concert information, visit http://departments.mercer.edu/mcduffie/.