Concerts & Events

String Theory Season Eight / 2016 – 2017

Six Tuesday Evenings of Extraordinary Chamber Music

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
David Shifrin, clarinet
Gloria Chien, piano
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Tessa Lark, violin
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Avi Avital, mandolin
Dover String Quartet
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Decoda Cello Quartet
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Ricardo Morales, clarinet
Miró String Quartet
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center On Tour
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Pre-Concert Experiences: Art Connection & Musical Dialogues

5:30pm Art Connection (Concerts 4 and 5)

6:00pm Musical Dialogue (Concerts 1, 2, 3, and 6)

6:30pm Concert

Art Connection
Visit the Hunter galleries for discussion of art and music. Former Hunter Museum Chief Curator Ellen Simak and Maestro Robert Bernhardt, Conductor Emeritus of the Chattanooga Symphony, will explore works from the Hunter Museum collection that relate to the music featured in the String Theory concerts.

Musical Dialogues
Join us for an in-depth conversation with the Featured Artists on their lives, inspirations and the masterpieces being performed at the String Theory concerts.

String Theory Annual Family Concert

Decoda Quartet


The Decoda Cello Quartet
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1pm
Hunter Museum of American Art

Join String Theory and the Hunter Museum for a special family concert featuring Four Crayons, a show that asks the question, how does the sound of the cello help to create a musical picture? The Decoda Cello Quartet will show how much versatility of sound is possible when drawing from four of the same instrument. By exploring the tools composers use and the choices they make, we hear how four cellos can create a number of vivid musical settings, and beyond. This concert will be followed by an instrument petting zoo hosted by the String Theory Youth Initiative!

Regular museum admission. No advance tickets. ($15 adults; children 17 and under FREE; FREE to Hunter members and String Theory subscribers and patrons)


String Theory is collaborating with Lee University and the Presidential Concert Series’ 25th Anniversary Season, with a three night ChamberFest!  There will be three separate programs with the Miró String Quartet, Ricardo Morales, clarinet, and Gloria Chien, piano.

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 7:30pm | Pangle Hall, Lee University
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 for Clarinet and Piano
BRAHMS String Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 51
BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor, Op. 60

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 6:30pm | String Theory at the Hunter Museum of American Art
WEBER Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 48
WEBER Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 7:30pm | Squires Recital Hall, Lee University
MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581
DVORAK Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81

For more information about the Lee University Presidential Concert Series, please contact Kristi Vanoy’s office at 423.614.8243.

Announcing Soon…

Public Masterclasses, Open Rehearsals and Backstage Passes with Artists to be Announced