April 28 | 2019
Performance at 2 pm
Closing Reception for ARMIN MÜHSAM: The Unburdened Present
Refreshments | Family Friendly | Free admission
The Quartet will entertain residents at the Alma Manor in Alma, Kansas at 4 pm
Dr. Susan Mayo has been part of the musical landscape of Kansas for over 30 years.
Active not only in the classical world, playing with the Wichita Symphony, she also performs in a variety of unique groups. She can be seen with the WC Quartet, one of the only improvising string quartets in town, Poke Salad Orchestra, a string trio firmly rooted in American traditions of old-time, country and early popular music, and the 21 Century Projects collective, a creative collaborative of musicians, visual artists, and dancers. Also interested in composing, she has collaborated on a variety of projects writing works for the WC String Quartet.
While an artist-in-residence of the Tallgrass Artist Residency program in the summer of 2018, Dr. Mayo composed a string quartet inspired by the sounds of the Flint Hills prairie.
Mayo pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of the Pacific (BM: Cello Performance) as well as doing graduate work at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Wichita State University (BME in Special Music Education) and the University of Kansas (DMA in Cello Performance). Mayo is currently on the faculty of Friends University in Wichita, KS and is music director for both Symphony in the Flint Hills fall event Woodfest, and the Wichita Pop-Up Concert series VIBRANTICT.
Join us for an afternoon of music inspired by the tallgrass prairie of the Flint Hills
plus other original works.
Performances at The Volland Store and Alma Manor are made possible with the support of Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the National Endowment of the Arts, and The Volland Store Fund.