March 24, 2011 in Features

Sunday string quartet show features Chicago horn player


Former Chicago Symphony horn player Gail Williams joins the Spokane String Quartet for a concert Sunday.

In addition to Mozart’s Quintet for Horn and Strings in E-flat major, the program includes Amon’s Quartet for Horn and Strings, Butterworth’s Romanza and Cooke’s Arioso and Scherzo.

Williams, who was principal horn with the Chicago orchestra for 14 years, is a professor at Northwestern University.

She met Tracy Dunlop, second violinist with the Spokane String Quartet, through her participation in the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Williams was originally scheduled to perform with the Spokane quartet in May, but her appearance was moved up because of her daughter’s wedding.

Sunday’s concert begins at 3 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, through TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT,

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