Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 3:00 to 5:00pm
$10 at the door
The Johnson City Symphony Quartet is an ensemble of the principal string players of the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (JCSO).
First violinist Helen Bryenton has been concertmaster of the JCSO since 1991. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music and holds a Masters degree in Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and a B.A. in European History from Smith College. Ms. Bryenton lives in Knoxville, TN where she maintains a Suzuki violin studio and performs regularly with the Knoxville Symphony.
In addition to her duties as principal 2nd violinist, Kimberly Maternik-Piret teaches at Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia in Kingsport and performs with The Paramount Chamber Players as well as with The Symphony of the Mountains. She studied at Converse College and Appalachian State University and is a graduate of the Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies program. Ms. Maternik-Piret joined the JCSO in 2010.
Violist Joseph Driggars attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts and earned music degrees from the University of North Carolina and from Appalachian State University where he was a member of the Hayes String Quartet. A current resident of Mountain City, TN, Mr. Driggars joined the JCSO in 2013 and has been principal of the viola section since 2015.
Cherylonda Fitzgerald earned a B.A. in Performance and Music Education from the University of Louisville and a Masters degree in Performance from the State University of NY at Stony Brook. She teaches at Milligan College and East Tennessee State University in addition to maintaining a private cello studio at her home in Johnson City, TN. Ms. Fitzgerald also performs with The Paramount Chamber Players, the Asheville Symphony and the Symphony of the Mountains. She has been playing with the JCSO since 2004 and became principal cellist in 2006.
The Johnson City Symphony Quartet is excited to represent the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra as part of The Virginia Highlands Festival this year!