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NOVA Chamber Music Series plans performance at BYU Jan. 31

The Brigham Young University Performing Arts Series will host the Utah-based NOVA Chamber Music Series Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Admission is $9 or $6 with BYU or student ID. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit

The NOVA Chamber String Quartet includes David and Kathy Langr on the violin, Brant Bayless on the viola and Noriko Kishi on the cello.

They will perform the String Quartet in D, Kv. 575 by Mozart and the String Quartet no. 2 in A minor, opus 51 no. 2 by Brahms.

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, David Langr is currently a member of the Utah Symphony. Prior to his appointment in Utah, David held the position of Concertmaster with several orchestras, including the West Virginia Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Denver Chamber Orchestra.

Violinist Kathy Langr received degrees from the University of Colorado, and then attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as well as the Institute of Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America as second violinist of the Montclaire String Quartet, and she performs in the Utah Chamber Orchestra for Ballet West.

In 2001, Bayless joined the viola section of the Utah Symphony. He first came to Utah as the violist of the Arcata String Quartet, serving as artist-in-residence at Utah State University for three years. Bayless earned his bachelor of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Kishi received a bachelor’s degree in music from the Eastman School of Music and a master’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory. She performs regularly with the Canyonlands News Music Ensemble.

For more information about the NOVA Chamber Music Series, contact Corbin Johnston at (801) 466-8121.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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