Omer Quartet Brings Invigorating Classical Music to Berea College Stephenson Memorial Concert

Omer Quartet holding their instruments
The Omer Quartet will perform classical music Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel, at the Berea College Stephenson Memorial Concert Series.

The Omer Quartet is distinctive among today’s young string quartets. The quartet, which took first prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, consists of Mason Yu and Erica Tursi (violinists), Jinsun Hong (viola) and Alex Cox (cello).

The Omer Quartet studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and completed a graduate residency at the New England Conservatory. The Quartet is currently the Doctoral Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Maryland.

They have performed with internationally renowned artists such as Clive Greensmith, Eugene Brucker, Cho-Liang Lin, the Assad Brothers and the Borromeo String Quartet, and collaborated with composers including Sean Shephard and Perry Goldstein.

Convocation events, provided free to both the campus and public communities, are a significant part of a student’s educational experience at Berea College. View the full schedule of all convocations here.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.