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Inner Voices string quartet debuts Friday evening

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Chelsea Marie Cecilia Marlowe
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A brand new Knoxville-based string quartet called "Inner Voices" makes its debut this Friday evening at the recently-opened creative hub, The Hive, located in Old North Knoxville.  Cellist, Jeanine Wilkinson, and violinist, Ruth Bacon, visited WUOT to talk about how they formed their group, their overall vision for the quartet and what sets them apart from other chamber groups, and about what they will be presenting during their debut performance. 

The quartet aims for a "relaxed, informal" concert experience where music-lovers can come to socialize, relax, and enjoy good music.  Their program, appropriately entitled "Mixed Tape", features works by Ravel, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Piazzolla, and Dosia McKay.  Refreshments and a food truck will be available.  The performance begins at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:30, and will be held at The Hive, located at  854 N. Central St. in Old North Knoxville.  

Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian State University (ASU). While at ASU, she majored in piano performance and music therapy and began to cultivate a love for accompanying and for collaborating with other musicians. This soon led her to earn a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Tennessee, which she attended from 2006-2008.