Juilliard String Quartet opens Candlelight Concert series

Seventy appears to be a lucky number as Wilton Candlelight Concerts opens its gala 70th anniversary season with the Juilliard String Quartet, which celebrated its 70th anniversary during its 2016/17 season.

Quartet members Joseph Lin, violin, Ronald Copes, violin, Roger Tapping, viola, and Astrid Schween, cello, will present a program of works by Haydn, Bartók, and Dvořák on Sunday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m., at the Wilton Congregational Church.

Devoted master teachers, the members of the Juilliard String Quartet offer classes and open rehearsals when on tour. At the Juilliard School, where they are the String Quartet in Residence, all are sought-after members of the string and chamber music faculty and annually, in May, they are hosts of the five-day internationally recognized Juilliard String Quartet Seminar.

Tickets may be obtained at the door for $30; $25 for seniors; students are admitted free. For more information on this concert or on the Candlelight series, visit wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

To be added to the brochure mailing list for the 2018-2019 season, call 203-762-3401. Candlelight Concerts benefits the Wilton Library Association and accepts individual and corporate tax-deductible contributions.