Last weekend, our United Strings of Color Quartet (Kennedy Mitchell and CT Thomas, violins, Sterling Elliott, viola; Lexi Etienne, cello) had the chance to spread some holiday cheer at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  On both Saturday, December 19th and Sunday, December 20th, the quartet put on two performances of their holiday program which included songs like “Silver Bells,” “Hallelujah,” and an arrangement of themes from The Polar Express.  

The quartet’s music provided an atmosphere of festivity in the museum and lovely accompaniment for those admiring the museum’s great variety of art exhibitions.  Many museum-goers decided to pause and watch the quartet’s performance before continuing through the museum.  Although both the musicians and the audience wore masks, it was clear that the ensemble’s music, their joy, and their confidence brought smiles to listeners’ faces.

This holiday season may look a little different than usual, but holiday music never fails to brighten December. The Philharmonic Association and the United Strings of Color appreciate the NC Museum of Art for welcoming their performances and providing such a beautiful space to share their festive music and their message with the community.