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CONTACT: Sarah Snyder
October 22, 2012 – College Park, MD – The world-renowned Shanghai Quartet melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western string repertoire in concert on November 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the Clarice Smith Center.
Their program will traverse musical genres and include Schubert’s Quartettsatz, Bartok’s Quartet #4, Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 and selections from ChinaSong, a suite of Chinese folk songs arranged for string quartet by the Shanghai Quartet’s violinist Yi-Wen Jiang.
About Shanghai Quartet
Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world's most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia, from the Beijing International Music Festival to Carnegie Hall to the Lincoln Center. In their long history of championing new music, they have worked with distinguished classical artists including the Tokyo, Juilliard and Guarneri Quartets; Yo-Yo Ma; Lynn Harrell and Peter Serkin.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Learn more about the Clarice Smith Center's donor support.