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Chicago's Fry Street Quartet to play UNLV on Oct. 22


The UNLV Performing Arts Center and the department of music announced today the Fry Street Quarter will peform at the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22.

The performance is part of the university's Chamber Music Series.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 702-895-ARTS, or online at Student rush tickets are $10 each, not including the $1.25 facilities fee, and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability, and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available.

The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Information about all of the season’s performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center website, located at

Below is part of the UNLV press release:

Fry Street Quartet has performed for audiences from Carnegie Hall to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet with “profound understanding,…depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness” (Deseret Morning News).

The Fry Street Quartet – Robert Waters, violin; Rebecca McFaul, violin; Bradley Ottesen, viola; and Anne Francis Bayless, cello – was founded in Chicago in 1997 under the mentorship of Marc Johnson, cellist of the Vermeer Quartet. The group received rave reviews as prizewinners at the Yellow Springs Competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet traveled to Israel to participate in the International Encounters Chamber Music Seminar in 2000, where they studied with Isaac Stern.

Fry Street Quartet began its international career as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan States, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State. Subsequent international appearances have included the ProQuartet Academy at Pont-Royal, France, the Prague Chamber Festival and Trutnov Autumn Festival in the Czech Republic, Kulturvereinigung Oberschützen in Austria and three visits to the Oficina de Musica de Curitiba, Brazil.