published Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Brentano String Quartet at Hunter Museum tonight - Oct. 10


* What: String Theory featuring Brentano String Quartet and Gloria Chien.

* When: Musical Dialogues, 6 p.m. today, Oct. 10; concert at 6:30 p.m.

* Where: Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View.

* Admission: $25 donors and Hunter members, $35 nonmembers; $10 students.

* Phone: 423-267-0968.

* Website:

A concert series that has brought a bevy of world-class chamber musicians to Chattanooga since its formation in 2009 will bring in a few dozen more during its fifth season, opening tonight, Oct. 10, at the Hunter Museum of American Art.

String Theory will feature the Brentano String Quartet accompanied by the series' founder, pianist Gloria Chien, associate professor of music at Lee University, a co-sponsor of the series with the Hunter.

In addition to music, the series offers Musical Dialogues with the performers and Art Connections, showcasing links between art and music.

n Musical Dialogues: Taking place from the concert stage, these are in-depth conversations with the artists on their lives, inspirations and the masterpieces being performed at the concert. Scheduled in October, December and January.

n Art Connections: These offer the opportunity to visit the Hunter galleries before the concerts to hear former chief curator Ellen Simak and maestro Robert Bernhardt, music director emeritus of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, discuss artworks that relate to the music featured in the concert. Scheduled in February, March and April.

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