Cantare String Quartet performs A Spring Romance to close out Huron Valley Council for the Arts' Classical Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at HVCA, 205 W. Livingston Road in Highland.
"As a classic ensemble, Cantare strives to embody the traditional string quartet values - a unified whole made up of strong individual characters," according to violinist Marilyn Burns. "We are unique musicians who enjoy creating music together."
Burns has a Bachelor of Music from Oakland University, where she studied violin with Professor Elizabeth Rowin. She also is the group's graphics and advertising designer.
Violinist Kelsey Voydanoff's "beautiful tone" and cheery personality are valued by her fellow performers. She studies with Virginia Owens, and currently performs with the Oakland Youth Orchestra as well as Detroit Civic Symphony. She has also taken part in numerous solo competitions.
Cellist Erik Dewar, who's played the cello for 10 years, is studying music education at Oakland University. His teachers include Susan Joule and Nadine DeLaurey. Composing and arranging soundtracks are particular loves of his; he also serves as Cantare's humorist.
Andrea Dewar, a 12-year veteran on the viola, is the group's event coordinator and keeps track of its music library. She received a B.A. in Music from Oakland University, studying with Professor Elizabeth Rowin.
A Spring Romance features a variety of music; some of the highlights will include Vivaldi's Spring from The Four Seasons; the traditional My Wild Irish Rose; All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera by Webber; Schubert's Ave Maria; Canon in D by Pachelbel and Moore's My Heart Will Go On from Titanic.
Doors open for this last Classical Series concert at 7 p.m.; light refreshments will be available.