USU’s Fry Street Quartet to perform Thursday

LOGAN— Utah State University’s Fry Street Quartet performs Thursday night on campus as part of a Caine College of the Arts event to honor Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell.

The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the USU Performance Hall.

It is a celebration to recognize the Russell’s generous endowment gifted to establish a permanent base for a resident string quartet program at USU.

“I was influenced by my grandfather who was a founder of USU and was responsible for getting the humanities and arts into the curriculum at Utah State University,” Manon Caine Russell said. “Dad was a department head at USU for 40 years and both mother and dad were very interested in music. I was able to attend a lot of those events as a child.

“Dan and I both graduated from Utah State. We are so fortunate to have the Fry Street Quartet as the current recipients of this endowment. They are a wonderful addition to the music department, USU and the community.”

The Fry Street Quartet arrived at USU in 2002, charged with the responsibility to build a performance-based approach to further evolve the string program at USU, with support from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation. Within a few years of the residency, there were more than 40 students as string majors.

The Russell’s support of the arts spans the changing economic conditions and several USU administrations, carrying on a long Caine Family tradition.

Tickets for the Thursday night Fry Street Quartet performance are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and youth, and $8 for USU faculty and staff and free for USU students.

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