Southeastern's Columbia Theatre to present Aeolus Classical String Quartet

Friday, January 13, 2017 Aeolus Classical String Quartet
by: Tonya Lowentritt

AEOLUS: CLASSICAL STRING QUARTET – Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aeolus: Classical String Quartet on Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the downtown Hammond theatre. Tickets are available at 985-543-4371 or online at

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aeolus: Classical String Quartet in one performance only on Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     Violinists Nicholas Tavani, Rachel Shapiro, and Gregory Luce and cellist Alan Richardson formed the group in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States, said Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood.
     “Dedicated to bringing music into the community, the Aeolus Quartet has been widely recognized for its highly innovative and engaging outreach programs,” Blackwood said. “They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, and the group’s members currently make their home in New York City.”
     Tickets for the Jan. 26 Columbia show are $26 in the orchestra or balcony and $40 in the loge. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, online at, or by phone at 985-543-4371.
     Half-price tickets for Southeastern students are available 30 days prior to the show for students with university ID. The limit is one ticket per ID.
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the concert and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office. For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-543-4366.

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