Radian String Quartet to Perform at 38th Annual SYV Classical Music Concert Series

String quartet to play chamber masterworks

Staff Report

The Radian String Quartet, noted for their passionate playing, brilliant musicianship and ambitious programs, will perform three masterworks of chamber music at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Los Olivos.

The concert, part of the annual Santa Ynez Valley Classical Music Series, will feature the “Hunt Quartet” by Amadeus Mozart, Webern’s “Five Pieces, Op. 5,” and the Brahms “C minor Quartet, Op. 511.”

Musicians in the quartet are:

  • Violinist Mary Beth Woodruff, who has performed as a soloist around the world as well as concert master with numerous orchestras. She has been on faculty at Interlochen, Biola University Conservatory and various music festivals, and she is the founding artistic director of Santa Barbara Strings.
  • Violinist Jane Chung performs as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and has collaborated extensively with choreographers for more than a decade. She also is the resident musician and composer for Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance in New York City.
  • Violist Basil Vendryes is principal violist with the Colorado Symphony and previously performed with the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony. He serves on the faculty at Lamont School of Music at University of Denver and performs at festivals worldwide.
  • Cellist Andrew Smith is a member of the Cerberus Trio, Camerata Deià and a founding member of the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Italy. He is the principal cellist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and is associate professor of music at the University of Nevada.

The 38th annual Santa Ynez Valley Classical Music Series continues this spring with additional Friday concerts on April 27 and June 22. The June 22 concert, featuring soprano Nichole Dechaine and pianist Beverly Staples, has been rescheduled from May 5.

For each concert, doors open at 6:30 with tickets being sold at the door. Tickets also can be purchased in advance at  as well as online in advance at www.smitv.org/concerts.html for $20 general admission and $10 for students.

A complimentary reception follows each concert to meet the artists and enjoy conversation and refreshments.

For patron ticket purchases or more information, call SYV Classical Music Series Director Linda Burrows at 805-688-7423 or the St. Mark’s office at 805-688-4454 or go to www.smitv.org.