In case you aren't up on astrological signs, the sign of Jupiter resembles the number four.
And in 2001, when the planet Jupiter was one of the most prominent planets in the night sky, four Connecticut musicians formed The Jupiter String Quartet.
On April 28, the planet Jupiter will be shining brightly again when the quartet brings its classical sound to the Tri-Cities as part of the Camerata Musica series. Concert time is 8 p.m. in the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.
"I found it charming they named their quartet after the planet that was most prominent at the time they formed," said Nancy Welliver with Camerata Musica. "The quartet also is involved in outreach to develop the love of classical music in a younger and wider audience, which is a cause next to my own heart."
The quartet includes Liz Freivogel on viola, her sister Megan Freivogel on violin, Nelson Lee on violin and Daniel McDonough on cello. Megan and Daniel also are married.
For the Tri-City concert, however, violinist Beth Guterman will replace Liz Freivogel.
"Ms. Guterman plays on a rare and beautiful Gasparo da Salo (violin) made in 1590, which is on extended loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago and the Samsung Foundation of Culture," Welliver said. "Her bow, lent to her by the Four Oaks Foundation, is a Sartory made for Eugene Ysaye and owned by the late Isaac Stern."
The concert will include music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Sergei Prokofiev and Franz Peter Schubert.
You can hear several samples of the quartet's repertoire on its website at bit.ly/jupiterfour.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org