Join us on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm to enjoy a performance by the Abeo String Quartet. This is their first appearance at these concerts.


Program

The program will be announced soon.

About the Artists

Rebecca Benjamin ∙ Brian Gadbow ∙ James Kang ∙ Njioma Grevious
Rebecca Benjamin ∙ Brian Gadbow ∙ James Kang ∙ Njioma Grevious
Credit: Abi Kralik

The Abeo Quartet formed at Juilliard in 2018. They chose the name Abeo, an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect, to reflect their love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others.

The Abeo Quartet won First Prize and the Audience Favorite Prize in the 2022 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles. Other honors include Silver Medals in both the 2022 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition and the 2019 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

In 2021, the quartet was invited by Yale School of Music to participate in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. While at Norfolk, they were coached by the Brentano, Emerson, and Miró quartets. The quartet also studied and performed at the 2022 Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute.

In September 2022, the Abeo Quartet began a two-year residency at the University of Delaware under the mentorship of the Calidore String Quartet.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, South Kingstown RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, or southeastern Connecticut is under an hour.

Map and Directions

Public transportation options:

This performance begins at 2:00 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to craig@corememorymusic.com with the full name of each guest in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If you have a confirmed reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $40 per person. If your resources are limited, please contribute whatever you can afford. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.

Seating capacity for this concert: 25



Name Count Email Note
Brooks, Yvonne 1 itsvonnieb@gmail.com mother of Njioma Grevious (Abeo Quartet)
Cline, Jon 1
Comerford, Mark 32 mcomerford@math.uri.edu
Corey, Norman 1
Corey, Rita 1
Kroll, Liz 15 lizkroll@verizon.net
Moorehead, Keith 11 kmoorehead40o@gmail.com volunteer
Ojala, Elaine 1
Total: 8