Muir String Quartet, harpist Ann Hobson Pilot at RIC, Nov. 22

The Muir String Quartet will return to RIC for the 18th consecutive year in a Performing Arts Series presentation on Monday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall.

Muir String Quartet
The concert will feature special guest harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, a performer, educator and recording artist who retired from the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2009 after 40 years.

Performance pieces include Haydn String Quartet in G Minor; Op. 74, No. 3, “The Rider”; Debussy Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane, L. 103; Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124; and Dvorak String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61.

One of America’s leading string quartets, Muir is in residence at Boston University, and is the resident chamber ensemble at the Deer Valley Festival in Utah.

Currently celebrating its 31st season together, Muir is named after famous American naturalist John Muir, who explored California and Alaska in the 19th Century and founded the Sierra Club.

The quartet has “the sound, the depth and interpretive polish to rival the best in the world,” according to The New York Times.

Tickets for the Muir String Quartet are $35. Discounts are available for seniors, children and RIC faculty/staff/students/alumni. Purchase tickets in advance with Visa or MasterCard by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; online at; or at the box office in the lobby of the appropriate performance venue, which will open for sales two hours before performance start time.