The String Queens bring classical music, diversity to GPAC

String Queens
The String Queens will be performing at the Givens Performing Arts Center on February 28

They’ve appeared on CBS Mornings and performed on some of the most renowned stages in America. Now, The String Queens are bringing their diverse classical music talent to UNC Pembroke’s Givens Performing Arts Center.

The show is on Wednesday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $20 for adults and $5 for children. A 10 a.m. matinee for schools is also being held. Call for details.

Praised for their authentic, soulful and orchestral sound, The String Queens is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel and imagine. With repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to today’s Billboard Hot 100 chart, the String Queens perform versatile programs that take listeners on a rousing musical journey through time and a multitude of musical genres.

The String Queens, based out of Washington, D.C., have been featured in concert halls across the U.S., including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the nation’s capital, and at the D.C. Jazz Festival and the Capital Jazz Fest. Their cover of Harry Styles’ song “Golden” was featured in ESPN’s coverage of Wimbledon.

“The String Queens blend classical music with pop music to reach different generations of music lovers,” said James Bass, executive director of GPAC. “Theirs is really a show that brings music appreciation to the masses.”

Featuring Kendall Isadore, Dawn Johnson and Elise Sharp, The String Queens released their third album in August 2022, featuring compositions by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Their self-titled debut EP was released in 2019, followed by a holiday EP called “Our Favorite Things” in 2020.

A pre-show dinner is also available for an additional charge. Reservations should be made two days before the show by calling the GPAC box office.

Brass Transit, a tribute to the music of the band Chicago, is coming to the GPAC stage on March 21. For tickets and a complete list of upcoming events, visit or call 910.521.6361.