Quapaw Quartet to perform at Lyon College on Sunday

BATESVILLE, Arkansas — The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Quapaw Quartet will perform a selection of classical music in Lyon College’s annual West Endowed Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in the Bevens Music Room of the Brown Fine Arts Building on the Lyon College campus.

Thanks to the generosity of former Lyon president Dan West and his wife, Sidney, who endowed an annual classical music performance, there is no charge to attend.

Founded in 1980 as the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s resident string quartet, the Quapaw Quartet provides musical and educational entertainment to thousands of music lovers each year. From school programs to full-length recitals, the Quapaw Quartet is considered an Arkansas treasure.

The Dan C. and Sidney Childs West String Endowment was established by the Wests in May 1981 for the purpose of offering live musical performances or stringed instrument instruction at Lyon College. The West String Endowment has supported free concerts on campus by many fine ensembles. Dan West was president of Lyon College–then Arkansas College–from 1972 to 1988.