Condoleezza Rice to perform January benefit with Muir Quartet

Posted on: December 14, 2010

Former Secretary of State and pianist Condoleezza Rice will join the Muir Quartet to perform works of Dvořák and Brahms on January 14 at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah. The concert will benefit the Deer Valley Music Festival, which presents chamber, classical, and pops performances at several venues in the Park City, Utah, area and is the summer home of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera. Before joining the Bush Administration to serve as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Rice regularly played with the Muir Quartet at the Montana Chamber Music Festival in Bozeman. At age 10, Rice began piano studies at the Birmingham (Alabama) Southern Conservatory of Music and at age 15 performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor with the Denver Symphony Orchestra after winning a competition. This past July, Rice joined singer Aretha Franklin to help raise $582,000 at a concert benefiting arts education and Philadelphia’s Mann Center, summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Posted December 14, 2010