Nov. 4, 2004
The Euclid Quartet,
the resident string quartet at Morningside College, will present
a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at
7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 608 Nebraska
Street. The concert is open to the public. Admission is $10
for adults and $5 for students.
The quartet will
be performing Felix Mendelssohn's Octet for strings. Members
of the quartet include Jameson Cooper, violin; Jacob Murphy,
violin; Luis Vargas, viola; and Amy Joseph, cello. They will
be joined by Morningside students Devora Geller on
violin; Ilisja Sheri on violin; and Meredith French
on viola; and Joseph Shufro, associate professor of
music at Morningside, on cello.
Quartet has been part of the Morningside College music
faculty since 2001 while continuing to perform locally, regionally,
and nationally both as a quartet and as solo musicians. The
Euclid Quartet also serves as faculty for the newly established
Leo Kucinski Academy of Music, which offers private lessons,
monthly workshops, and performance opportunities for musicians
from beginner to adult.
Geller, a junior,
is the daughter of Vicki Geller of Des Moines, Iowa. Sheri
is a sophomore at Morningside and is the daughter of Arben
and Ilirjana Sheri of Des Moines. French, a sophomore, is
the daughter of Ken and Linda French of LeMars, Iowa.
Shufro has been
at Morningside since 1977. He teaches cello and classes in
music theory and literature. He is the music director and
conductor of the Siouxland Youth Symphony and principal cellist
for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, where he has appeared
both as soloist and guest conductor. Shufro received his bachelor's
degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and his master's
degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
For more information,
contact the Morningside College music
department at (712) 274-5210.