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Rockefeller Quartet to Perform at Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. (January 27, 2013) - The Department of Music at Hendrix College will host the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Rockefeller String Quartet on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall.

The program will include:

  • Mendelssohn - String Quartet in D Major No. 1, Op. 44
  • Glass - String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima)
  • Tchaikovsky - String Quartet No. 1 in D Major

The quartet includes Christian Baker and Darby BeDell, violin, Katherine Reynolds, viola, and Daniel Cline, cello.

The Rockefeller String Quartet (or "Rocks" as they call themselves) is the inaugural Quartet in Residence at Hendrix. The concert coincides with the celebration of the quartet's 10th anniversary as an ensemble with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. In addition to rehearsing and performing at Hendrix, the Rockefeller Quartet will coach and mentor chamber music students at Hendrix, as well as the outreach and individual applied music instruction quartet members Dr. Baker and Cline already do as adjunct faculty members at Hendrix. 

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hendrix music professor Dr. Karen Griebling at 501-450-1249 or

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit