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Contact: Susan Joslin, MBL, (508) 289-7281, sjoslin@mbl.edu

Cellists From the Boston Symphony Orchestra To Perform at the MBL on June 12

The Boston Cello Quartet
The Boston Cello Quartet

WOODS HOLE, MA—The Boston Cello Quartet will play its inaugural Cape Cod concert on Sunday, June 12th at 4:00 PM at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL) Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. This is an opportunity to hear an exciting new group of young and talented cellists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Concert tickets are $20 and seating is general admission.

The Boston Cello Quartet was founded in January 2010. With the wish to explore the limitless possibilities of the instrument they love, these musicians perform a wide cello repertoire ranging from classical music to jazz, tango, contemporary works and even comic medleys.

The June 12 program will offer an overture and sonata by Mozart, as well as pieces by Albinoni, Schubert, Rossini and more—arrangements written by cellists mostly over the last century. Quartet member Blaise Dejardin is also adding to the program with his “Variations on a New World.”

The members of the Boston Cello Quartet: Blaise Dejardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu and Alexandre Lecarme, are originally from France, Romania and the United States, and met in 2008, when three of them joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This is the first time in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra that such a cello ensemble exists. The group has enjoyed considerable success and their debut concert at Tanglewood in July 2010 was described by The Berkshire Eagle as "The best Prelude Concert at Ozawa Hall since the hall was built" (in 1994).

The $20 general admission tickets are available at Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth or at the MBL Communications Office in Woods Hole. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at 508-289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu. All profits from this concert will support the MBL Falmouth Forum, an annual series of lectures and performances in the arts and humanities sponsored by the MBL Associates and offered free of charge to the Cape Cod community.


The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in 1888 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the MBL is an independent, nonprofit corporation.

The MBL Associates are a group of individuals who support the scientific mission of the MBL through their gifts to the MBL Annual Fund. The Associates sponsor educational and research programs at the MBL and raise funds for special projects. In addition, they operate the MBL Gift Shop, located on Water Street in Woods Hole, the profits from which support scientific fellowships.