Montclaire String Quartet
The Montclaire String Quartet will be joined by pianist Deborah Gross for the concert "To Russia with Love" at 3 p.m. Sunday in University of Charleston's Erma Byrd Gallery. The program features Alexander Glazunov's "Five Novelettes for String Quartet, Op.15" Peter Dyson's "Testimony, Five Statements by String Quartet" and Dimitri Shostakovich's "Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57."
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, available in advance at www.wvsymphony.org, 304-561-3570 or at the Clay Center Box Office. They also will be available at the door. The gallery is on the second floor of Riggleman Hall.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the documentary "Tabloid" will screen for free at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. The film tells the story of Joyce McKinney, a former Miss Wyoming who made tabloid history after allegedly kidnapping a Mormon missionary, imprisoning him in a seaside cottage and raping him over the course of three days in kinky sex acts. It is rated R for sexual content and nudity. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.
W.Va. glass talk
At 6 p.m. Jan. 12, West Virginia State Museum chief curator James R. Mitchell will discuss the state's history of glass production from the antebellum days of western Virginia through present day. Mitchell will show a video tour of the museum's glass collection and also have some samples on hand.
The free program takes place in the Culture Center's Archives and History Library. Advance registration is encouraged. Call Robert Taylor at 304-558-0230, ext. 163 or email Bobby.L.Tay...@wv.gov. Email reservations should include name, telephone number and name and date of program.
Symphony fellowship winners
Four teenage musicians were selected as the Student Symphonic Fellows in the West Virginia Symphony's Andrew and Amy Vaughn Fellowship Program. They are high school senior Adam Gillespie of St. Albans and sophomore Aryana Misaghi, senior Samuel Saunders and sophomore Nathan Shin, all of Charleston.
As part of their fellowship, the students will sit on stage alongside symphony musicians during rehearsals and meet renowned guest artists. They will conduct personal research about the music being performed and have lessons from orchestra members.