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For Chautauqua Quartet, all work and all play

For Chautauqua Quartet, all work and all play

Vahn Armstrong, Diane Bruce, Eva Stern and Jolyon Pegis walked out of Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. It was a humid Wednesday afternoon, just after 12:30 p.m. They had rehearsed with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra for three and a half hours. That evening, they would rehearse again. They were tired, they were hungry — yet they loved what they were doing.

Chautauqua Quartet ends one era, begins another

Chautauqua Quartet ends one era, begins another

The Chautauqua Quartet will play at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall as part of the Logan Chamber Music Series, but it will not be the quartet that Chautauquans know from years past.

“I would say that the big news of this year’s Chautauqua Quartet concert is that I am the sole surviving member from last year,” said violinist Vahn Armstrong.

Of the four members of the Chautauqua Quartet, all of whom also play in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, only Armstrong, CSO associate concertmaster, has carried over from last year’s ensemble. Principal second violinist Diane Bruce sat out from the quartet last year because of an injury but returns to the group to play.