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Point of Pride #23 - The Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series

February 8, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of the late Robert H. Wood, a long-time resident of Ilion, NY, our community has a very special opportunity to enjoy world-renowned musical performances right here on the Herkimer College campus.

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The Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series is a result of a generous endowment made to the Herkimer County College Foundation by Mr. Wood who wanted to bring awareness to the arts and create an opportunity for people, particularly local students, to gather and enjoy chamber music. Up to two concerts are offered annually free of charge.

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This Series has featured groups such as the acclaimed Irish ensemble Danu, the Swiss Stradivari Quartet, the Ethos Percussion Group with the Lark Quartet, the Kronos Quartet and the Marian Anderson Quartet. On Friday March 31, we will welcome the Turtle Island Quartet to perform "Birth of the Cool." Its name derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet, since its inception in 1985, has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings.

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We are proud of the high caliber talent that we are able to bring to the Mohawk Valley, through the Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series, for the enjoyment of all in the community. 

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We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary and everyone connected to Herkimer College's past, present and future. Every week for 50 weeks, we will share with our community a point of pride until we have a total of 50 points of pride published. We invite and encourage you to share your ideas and suggestions for those points of pride by submitting them here. The points of pride can be anything you value about Herkimer College, what you think makes the College special and unique, from programs, services, clubs and teams, to faculty and staff, to specific events or traditions. Please share with us what those points of pride are for you! We also welcome photos and video clips!

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