‘This Weekend’: American String Quartets, Rummage Sale, Taking on Homelessness

Photo: The Arneis Quartet (photo by Eugenia Chung)

• The Arneis Quartet will perform Anton Dvorak’s “The American” and other American music (Gardel’s Por Una Cabeza and Wallace’s pale reflections…) for string quartet in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library on Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. as part of the Music on Saturday program sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

“As a relatively young quartet, they have already achieved something it often takes years to develop: a unique, collective sound which is as warm and full of sparkle as liquid gold.” said the Boston Musical Intelligencer.

Playfully named after the Arneis grape – a varietal that is difficult to grow, but which yields an exquisite white wine – the Boston-based quartet was hand-picked by the St. Lawrence String Quartet for its inaugural John Lad Prize.

The Arneis Quartet is made up of violinists Heather Braun and Rose Drucker, violist Daniel Dona, and cellist Agnes Kim. The Arneis Quartet is the faculty ensemble in residence at the Dana Hall School of Music.

• The annual Spring Rummage Sale at Plymouth Church on Pleasant Street will get underway Friday, April 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continue on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• The Tricommunity Coalition to End Homelessness is sponsoringThe Many Faces of Homelessness, a forum to discuss homelessness in the communities of Belmont, Waltham and Watertown on Sunday, April 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 130 Common St.

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