Dear Friends of String Theory,

We at String Theory believe that we need the power of music now more than ever to bring comfort and to brighten our lives at this confusing time. So, it is with utmost sadness and regret that we have decided to cancel the concert on March 24, featuring Alexander Sitkovetsky, Clive Greensmith, and Gloria Chien. We have made this decision out of caution and concern for the health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff.

Plans are being made to reschedule the concert for next season and we will update you with more details soon. Thank you for your patience.

In the spirit of “the music must go on!” – we will be uploading weekly music videos from our archive over the past 11 years through social media and e-newsletters. You can also catch a String Theory performance featuring Anthony McGill, clarinet, and Gloria Chien, piano, on NPR’s Performance Today. The concert of Scriabin’s Seven Preludes for Clarinet and Piano Op. 16 will be rebroadcast on March 16th at 2pm on WSMC 90.5 or your local NPR station.

We will also be sharing a list of online concerts from around the world to uplift you during this unsettling time.

For now, here is a performance of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G minor which would have been featured on our March 24 concert with Alexander Sitkovetsky, Clive Greensmith, and Gloria Chien.

You may request a refund or donate the proceeds from your ticket to String Theory to help support our programming. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Danielle Fox at or call 423.414.2525.

Our artists love to play for String Theory audiences, citing your warm reception and enthusiastic appreciation, as well as being able to perform in the beautiful venue of the Hunter. We are also deeply grateful for your devoted support, and promise to continue to bring you the most excellent artists and programs in the chamber music world.

We hope you understand this difficult decision, and look forward to seeing you at the next concert on April 28, featuring Friends from Music@Menlo.


Karen “Candy” Kruesi

String Theory Advisory Board Chair