The Composers String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at Columbia, co-founded by former Vassar music instructor Matthew Raimondi, performed with Vassar pianist Blanca Uribe in Skinner Hall. The program included Beethoven’s Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, the Quartet in G Minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Violoncello, Op. 25, by Brahms and Professor of Music Robert Middleton’s Quartet No. 4, Op. 18 (1950).

Professor Middleton taught at Vassar from 1953-1985. His opera Command Performance, commissioned by Vassar’s centennial committee, premièred in November 1961.