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Busy Thursday in Bucks for Jasper String Quartet


Music students gathered at the Holicong Middle School in Holicong Township, to enjoy a special performance by the Jasper String Quartet Dec. 5 in a concert sponsored by the Delaware Valley Music Club’s Marie Paxson Fund.

Thanks to the cooperation of Jennifer Repper, teacher and head of the school orchestra, who organized the event, students at the elementary, middle and high school levels heard a program of classical selections, and afterwards, were able to meet and chat one-on-one with the musicians. After their morning with the students, who asked numerous questions, the quartet packed up their instruments and traveled to the Trinity Episcopal Church on Upper York Road in Solebury to perform for the music club’s members, guests and visitors at the club’s gala holiday concert and reception.

Winner of the CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet-in-Residence at Temple University’s Center for gifted young musicians. Members of the Quartet are violinists J.Freivogel and Karen Kim; violist Sam Quintal, and cellist Rachel Henderson Freivogel.

The quartet’s performance at the Holicong School is part of the Delaware Valley Music Club’s outreach program to bring quality classical music to local school children.

Each December, whichever musical group is engaged by the club to perform in the afternoon for their club members and guests, gives an additional performance at local schools in the morning, sponsored by the Marie Paxson Fund. The fund also awards cash prizes to winners of the Bucks County Symphony Youth Competition, and features these talented musicians at the Music Club’s March Young Performers Concert. A new project of the fund, scheduled in April, will be a concert by specially selected students at the Music Conservatory in Doylestown.

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