Sooth Your Mood with Silky Sounds from Serafin String Quartet

Connect with your inner-Demi Moore and have a Clay Date at the Delaware Art Museum, draw with the kids at the Brandywine Zoo, catch an organ show at Longwood and more.


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Serafin String Quartet’s newest recording, released by Naxos Records in July, was just named one of the Top 10 Classical Albums of 2013 by Philadelphia’s City Paper. The recording, listed as No. 5 of the 10 best classical albums for the year, is an “excellently performed selection of early works by Philly’s own Jennifer Higdon (written before her Grammy and Pulitzer). She has a distinctive and direct voice, even as she experiments with different styles.” The disc has received positive acclaim by many industry publications and has been hailed by Gramophone magazine for its “silken finesse and gritty vibrancy.” See what all of the hubbub is about during Serafin’s Arts at Trinity concert on Jan. 11. The event will feature works by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Wolf. Debussy’s only String Quartet is beloved by audiences for its drama and stunning sensual beauty. Encompassing exotic sounds and rhythms of Java, Spain and the Far East, it has become emblematic of “French musical style.” Mendelssohn’s Eb Quartet, written when he was only 20 years old, was inspired by Beethoven in the year Mendelssohn decided to devote his life to music. And Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is a light and prancing romp that pays homage to a land of warmth and sunny spirits. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. Trinity Episcopal Church is at 1108 N. Adams St. in Wilmington. Click Also see the quartet at Kennett Flash Jan. 19 for its Musical Passport to Many Lands concert. The Flash is at 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, Pa. Learn more at

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