The Artaria Quartet will present “The Russian Connection” at 8 p.m. March 2 in Brendle Recital Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The Artaria Quartet is a period instrument string quartet. The ensemble features Anthony Martin, Elizabeth Blumenstock and Katherine Kyme on violin/viola and Elisabeth Le Guin on cello.
“They play with a stylistic enlightenment, an innate exuberance and an intonational security that shames some of the big name string quartets,” said the San Francisco Examiner.
The program will open with a piece by Mikhail Glinka and will be followed by “Quartet No. 3” by Aleksandr Alyabyev. The performance will conclude with “Quartet No. 8” by Beethoven.
The Artaria Quartet was formed in California’s Bay Area more than 10 years ago. They have performed twice at Kennedy Center and have released four compact discs. The quartet’s 1991 concert for the San Francisco Early Music Society was nationally broadcast and won the Lucien Wulsin Performance Today Award from National Public Radio.
For more information, call 336-758-5364.
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