We had a wonderful time playing for the 30th anniversary of Shaffer Landscapes in Middleburg, PA on June 27, 2015. The pouring rain did not dampen the spirits of those gathered to celebrate the amazing landscaping talents of Lance Shaffer and his crew. With some quick thinking, and the addition of tarps around the tent to keep the blowing wind and rain away, it was a delightful afternoon!
The Metta String Quartet has been appointed quartet-in-residence at the Hershey Medical Center for the 2015-2016 season of their Center Stage Concert Series. We are thrilled to be able to present music to seriously ill patients, their families and the staff that cares for them. The Hershey Medical Center is a charged environment especially conducive to the goals for our quartet: to connect people with classical music and provide meaning on a level that words cannot. We are committed to integrating music composed for string quartet into the daily lives of diverse audiences. Our belief is that by doing so, music can be a means for deepening life experience. The Metta will present four concerts at the Cancer Institute which will include music of diverse cultures (Native American; African American), historically under-represented composers, 20th century film music and masterworks of the classical literature.