It is with great sadness that we must report that Marika Fischer-Hoyt, our beloved friend and colleague, founder of Ancora String Quartet and its only violist in its over 20 year history, has passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. A memorial service at which the remaining members of the quartet will perform will be held at 1:30 at the First Unitarian Society of Madison on Sat. April 8. The quartet is currently on hiatus, but hopes to carry on Marika's legacy, and resume performances starting in the fall. Please check back in as dates will be posted once available.