The Chappaquiddick Summer Music Festival opens its 2008 season on Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m. with a performance by the Jupiter String Quartet. The concert will be held at the Chappaquiddick Community Center.

Called by the New York Sun “one of the strongest young string quartets in the country,” the quartet includes violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough.

The quartet will perform Haydn’s Quartet in F Major, Opus 77, #2, Britten’s Quartet #3 and Beethoven’s Quartet in F Major, Opus 135.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and $16 for seniors. They are available at the door or in advance at the Community Center. There will be a free shuttle from the Chappy ferry beginning at 7:30 and returning after the concert. A reception open to all will follow the concert. More information is available by calling 508-627-5514.