Newport String Quartet at St. Columba's

Sunday, 31 October 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

55 Vaucluse Avenue, Middletown, RI, 02842, United States

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Sunday, 31 October 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

On October 31st at 2pm, the Newport String Project will present an afternoon of chamber music performed by the Newport String Quartet at the Great Hall in the beautiful grounds of St Columba's. 

This evocative and thought-provoking program will explore the music of America from three very different perspectives. Antonin Dvorak's beloved String Quartet in F Major, op 96 "American" will be paired with music by two of the most dynamic voices in American contemporary music. Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate's Pisachi (Reveal) draws from Hopi and Pueblo Indian music, rhythms and forms. Taking inspiration from the work of Alvin Ailey, Rita Dove and Langston Hughes. Jessie Montgomery describes her piece Source Code as an exploration of the black spiritual as a significant element of the DNA of American music.


Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate - PISACHI - Six Epitomes for String Quartet 

Jessie Montgomery SOURCE CODE


Proceeds support the Newport String Project's free after-school youth mentoring and community programs. Learn more at

All patrons regardless of vaccination status must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the venue. Reservations are strongly recommended as seating will be limited to facilitate social distancing.

Funding provided in part by a grant from RISCA through the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities, and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program. This program was made possible thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, via funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

Newport String Project

The Newport String Project is a chamber music performance and youth mentoring initiative that aims to build a community that crosses boundaries of generation, heritage, and economic circumstances through access to inspiring musical experiences for all. The project is anchored by the residency of its ensemble in residence, the Newport String Quartet.

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