FriDates: Amethyst String Quartet

January 9, 2015


Bedford Church of the Nazarene

365 Center Rd, Bedford OH

On Jan 9,  we are hosting FriDates, a FREE concert series sponsored by  the City of Bedford for the community and we would love to have you join us for an evening of music with the Amethyst String Quartet.  Better yet, and bring a friend!

Amtheyst String quartet

Amethyst String quartet

Led by violinist Mary Beth Ions and featuring Linda AthertonCarol Ruzicka and Alexandra A. Vago, Amethyst String Quartet is dedicated to the power of beautiful string music.

• Founder Mary Beth Ions plays in the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Trinity Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and PlayhouseSquare productions of touring Broadway shows. She has joined the team of artists at Cleveland Clinic’s Arts and Medicine Institute dedicated to the mission of inspiring and healing through the power of music.

• Cellist Linda Atherton has been a soloist with Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Ohio Ballet, and Trinity Chamber Orchestra. She is a member of Opera Cleveland, Trinity Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra and Blue Water Chamber Orchestra. Linda also plays many of the shows in the Broadway series at PlayhouseSquare.

• Violinist Carol Ruzicka appears frequently as a recitalist and chamber musician in the Great Lakes area. She performs with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and has served on the faculty of the ENCORE School for Strings and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

• Violist Alexandra A. Vago is a member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra and regularly plays with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra and PlayhouseSquare Orchestra. Artists she has worked with include Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Josh Groban, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Yes among others.


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