The Venerdi String Quartet

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Saturday, Oct 14, 2017, 7:30 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Julie Durrell started playing cello when she was in the third grade. She teaches art at the Estabrook School in Lexington, Massachusetts. She has illustrated over 60 books for children, notably the best seller the “Night before Kindergarten”.

John Glenn has been playing viola since the age of seven. He loves to play chamber music, especially with his spouse, Julie Durrell, cello. John & Julie live in Carlisle, MA, and they play in the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra. Professionally John is an engineer building optical systems with his brother Paul.

Sally Lincoln Vogel, an avid chamber music player, started violin at age seven. She teaches strings in Salem (MA) Public Schools, as an adjunct at UMass Lowell, and in her home studio in Andover. Sally occasionally plays in area orchestras and at South Church, Andover. In prior careers, Sally worked as a Russian-language teacher and as a newspaper reporter.

Anita Grahm began playing violin as a child and never stopped. Over the years the violin provided entrée into new communities, via amateur orchestras in Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Iowa, and Texas. She currently plays with the New Philharmonic Orchestra ( of Newton and Mercury Orchestra in Cambridge. She is a licensed psychologist and avid traveler.

Ron Dann, is a professional software engineer and an avid amateur clarinetist. In the past he has played with wind octets and smaller chamber groups at the Longy School in Cambridge. More recently he belonged to a wind quintet in the Merrimack Valley. He also loves to play with English Country Dance bands in the Boston area.

Donna Schroeder, pianist, is a clinical social worker in private practice with a small group in the Dracut-Methuen area. As a pianist, she has accompanied almost all the musical productions at South Church in Andover as well as a variety of school and church choirs, ensembles, and soloists. She also enjoys playing duets and chamber music with friends at South Church.

Program includes:

  • “The Lark Ascending” by Ralph Vaughan Williams (violin, clarinet and piano)
  • “The Swan” by Saint-Saens (piano and cello)
  • “The Lark Quartet” by Franz Joseph Haydn (string quartet)

Sponsored by the Music Committee