Nicholas Phan to Perform with Jasper String Quartet at McGlothlin Center

by Billy Chandler

Described as “one of the world’s most remarkable singers,” Nicholas Phan will be accompanied in concert on March 22 by the acclaimed Jasper String Quartet in a highly anticipated concert that is considered a masterstroke in the way that it highlight’s the region’s ability to attract quality vocal music talent.

The concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy~Reedy Theatre of the McGlothlin Center for the Arts, brings together extraordinary talent for an incredible evening of music by renowned performers, according to Dirk Moore, executive director of the McGlothlin Center for the Arts. “Performances such as these put an exclamation point on the ability of our region to attract exquisite talent in vocal and instrumental music of the classical music genre,” he said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for an amazing experience that is right at our region’s doorstep.”

Phan is a lyric tenor who has performed internationally with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and others. Phan studied voice at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance and at the Manhattan School of Music. The Boston Globe calls him “one of the world’s most remarkable singers.”

The Jasper String Quartet is based out of Philadelphia and is the ensemble-in-residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. The quartet was previously the quartet-in-residence at Oberlin Conservatory and completed master programs at Rice University and Yale University. The quartet received Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award in 2012. The quartet includes Grammy award-winning violinist Karen Kim.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an amazing experience that is right at our region’s doorstep.

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