Evergreen String Quartet Community Outreach Tour
June 29-July 15, 2015
The Evergreen String Quartet (Lucia Atkinson and Emily Cole, violins; Rose Hashimoto, viola; Hannah Pressley, cello) is a group of young professional musicians who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. The quartet members are all dedicated performers and educators who currently live in Portland, OR, Charleston, WV, and New York, NY, where we teach and play with ensembles including the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Opera Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony.
The four of us have loved the string quartet repertoire ever since we first discovered it as kids, and we believe that more people deserve to be introduced to this great music. Last summer, we reunited to perform over 20 free, interactive concerts in Oregon and Washington. Through partnerships with local community leaders and non-profit organizations, we presented 22 free concerts in everyday places like libraries, gardens, hospitals, and retirement homes.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who made this amazing experience possible! To read more about our work over the summer, check out our tour schedule, take a look at our photo gallery, or visit our facebook page.