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Kairos Quartet Launches Celebrating the Arts and Humanities October 19

The Kairos Quartet will be the inaugural performance in the new Celebrating the Arts and Humanities series, hosted by Central Washington University’s College of the Arts and Humanities (CAH).

“We hope to foster ongoing conversations, and engage our community in the myriad ways the arts empower and ennoble us,” said Stacey Robertson, dean of CAH. “We’re going to feature a broad range of artistic and scholarly endeavors, from the Kairos Quartet, to a discussion on contemporary Russian filmmaking, to a presentation on Washington wines.”

The Kairos Quartet will feature Beethoven’s later works in their performance at 4:00 p.m., October 19, in the Music Building Recital Hall. They will discuss how Beethoven’s deafness affected his composing through an exploration of Opus 130, and will also perform Beethoven’s Opus 18, No.5 in A Major. A reception will follow.

The internationally acclaimed Kairos String Quartet has been the quartet-in-residence at Central Washington University since 1998. Violinists Carrie Rehkopf and Denise Dillenbeck, violist Timothy Betts, and cellist John Michel have toured extensively throughout the world, and are devoted to educational outreach as well as musical performance. Kairos is a Greek word for non-chronological time, those special moments when a child is at play or artists are absorbed in their work, when time seems suspended.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking at CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m., except in specially marked spaces (handicapped, loading) or in the residence hall lots.

For more information about Celebrating the Arts and Humanities, go to .

Media contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,