Celebrate Valentines Day at "Heartstrings & Valentines"


Celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day with an evening of great food and chamber music at “Heart Strings and Valentines” while supporting scholarships for string students at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, IU South Bend.  This special event will take place at Trio’s Restaurant and Jazz Club on Monday, February 14, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Feast on one of three specially prepared entrees and listen to romantic chamber music performed by the Euclid Quartet, IU South Bend’s world class resident string quartet.

Tickets start at $60 per person, with a choice of the following entrees; Grilled ribeye served with herb-roasted golden potatoes and sautéed wild mushrooms with re wine demi-glace, Pan-seared sea bass paied with cilantro risotto and mango sauce, and goat cheese beet ravioli with frisee salad, fresh mozzarella with tomato jam and zucchinin couscous roulade.  All meals include coffee/tea, a salad, and dessert, chocolate three ways.  Gratuity is included.  Reservations can be made by contacting Moira Dyczko at 574.520.4561.  Seating for this event is limited; please place your reservation by Monday, February 7, 2011.

The Euclid Quartet was formed in 1998 in Ohio and was appointed Resident String Quartet at Indiana University South Bend in 2007. Praised by the Denver Post for their “electric” playing, they have earned significant recognition at major competitions, recently winning Third Place at the Osaka (Japan) International Chamber Music Competition, and Grand Prize at the Hugo Kauder International Competition for String Quartets at Yale University. These victories are added to top prizes already earned at the Carmel Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

The quartet, whose members are Jameson Cooper, Jacob Murphy, Luis Vargas, and Si Yan Darren Li, is committed to exposing young audiences to the joy of chamber music, and frequently performs programs tailored towards children, including a series of performances as “musical explorers” at Carnegie Hall.  They also partner with the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association to bring chamber music to area schools, and commissioned “Symphonies of String Instruments” by James Leatherbarrow which provides a unique opportunity for string students to perform along-side a professional string quartet.  Most recently, the Euclid Quartet received a prominent “American Masterpieces” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Heart Strings and Valentines
6:30-9 pm Monday, February 14
Euclid Quartet performs at Trio’s Restaurant and Jazz Club
$60 | 574.520.4561