Serafin String Quartet has been applauded by audiences around the nation, including sell-out crowds at repeat performances in New York City’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. It has released its first commercial recording by Centaur Records and is preparing to record the un-recorded chamber works for strings by Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer, Jennifer Higdon. Featuring Barber’s “Dover Beach” with Grant Youngblood, bass voice; Beethoven String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59#3; and Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance.” Free – donations encouraged. Calvary Episcopal Church, Hillcrest, February 13th, 2 p.m.
The exhibition, Andy Warhol: Behind the Camera includes 60 works drawn from the 150 photographs gifted to the University Museums of the University of Delaware by The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy program. It is the first time these photographs have been publicly shown. Prime examples of Warhol’s obsessive camerawork, they illustrate the artist’s largely unknown achievements in photography, which are as distinctive as his celebrated paintings, prints, and films. Gallery Talk by Stephen Petersen, Reception to follow. Old College Gallery, University of Delaware, February 17th, 5 p.m.
Brought back by overwhelming demand, CJ Harding brings to life the presence of the musical legend, Patsy Cline. Performing favorites such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Just a Walk Closer with Thee ad more, CJ’s faithful recreation and warm voice keeps audiences spellbound. CJ’s tribute will take you back to wonderful memories of the renowned singers as she engages the audience with her truly entertaining performance. Schwartz Center for the Arts, February 11th, 7 p.m.
Capturing the bawdy essence of Mae West, Claudia Shear’s play with music “Dirty Blonde” explores the life of the screen and stage legend. The Clear Space Theatre Company presents four actors playing 18 roles in this mixture of contemporary love story and re-creation of the uninhibited and provocative star. Clear Space Theater, February 10th, 11th, and 12th, 7 p.m. February 13th, 3 p.m.