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The Heimat-Handley Quartet will be performing chamber music at Handley Library on October 19th, February 22nd at the Barns of Rose Hill with Clarke County Library, and April 25th at Bowman Library. Each performance begins at 2PM. The Heimat Quartet was founded during the fall of 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. All avid chamber musicians, each player brings a wide array of experience and renewed energy to both the music and the group playing violin and cello. The performance is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System.
The Heimat Quartet were the 2016 featured young artists for the 34th season of Music From The Western Reserve. In 2017, the quartet made their European debut in Hamburg, Germany at the International Mendelssohn Festival. This was followed by recitals and educational outreach performances in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia through their participation at Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP). The Heimat’s capped off 2017 with their South American debut, which included concerts and a residency at The International Music Festival of Esmeraldas held at Casa de la Musica in Quito, Ecuador. The quartets primary mentors have included the Audubon Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, and Miami String Quartet.