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Artist Partners with Quercus String Trio to Present Goldberg Squared | Apr 11

Prepare your eyes and ears for a brilliant experience made for the senses as members of the NC Symphony and NC State’s former University Architect team up to present Goldberg Squared on April 11 at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The Quercus String Trio will perform an adaptation of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations while Raleigh artist and architect Abie Harris will create his own visual interpretation to the thirty-two variations in real time.

“For music aficionados and art lovers alike, this is a rare opportunity,” said Kris Carmichael, Town of Cary Arts & History Supervisor. “This unique event is a part of our continued effort to bring diverse, high quality art and cultural events to Cary.”

Goldberg Squared begins at 3 p.m., with a discussion on the collaborative efforts between The Quercus String Trio and Harris. The 80-minute performance will begin at 4 p.m. Upon its conclusion, Harris’ work will be on display. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the Herb Young Community Center, Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. or online at Ticketmaster.  Pending availability, tickets will be available at the door for $10.

The Quercus String Trio consists of Carol Chung, music professor at Meredith College, and David Marschall, viola, and Bonnie Thron, cello, both members of the NC Symphony. Harris, an NC State alum, served as NC State’s University Architect for over 30 years prior to his retirement and was made a fellow in the American Institute of Architects for his work in campus planning. He continues to speak the language of drawing and design in his new role as an artist. He is a consultant and serves on the board at the Penland School of Crafts.

For more information on this event, visit concerts at or call the Page-Walker Arts & History Center at (919) 460-4963.

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