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The Daedalus Quartet
Presented by Charleston Chamber Music Society
WHERE: Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
INFO: 304-344-5389 or www.charlestonchambermusic.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On Saturday, chamber music fans will get a treat when the acclaimed Daedalus Quartet returns to Charleston with a concert at Christ Church United Methodist Church. The program features a mix of older and newer pieces, including works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and American composer George Perle.
The Gazz spoke with violist Jessica Thompson about how the quartet came together and why there's room in classical music for new compositions.
Q: How was the Daedalus Quartet formed?
A: "We got started in 2000, so we've been together for 13 years now. But we all knew each other from other places, from different schools and music festivals. Once you sort of get into the world of people who want to play chamber music seriously, kind of everybody knows everybody. It's a pretty small community.
"But we've had some member changes along the way. We have two new members since we were last in Charleston five or six years ago."