St. Petersburg String Quartet

October 12th, 2001 by Adam

The St. Petersburg String Quartet, described as “a passionate group of string players,” will perform at Plymouth State College’s Silver Cultural Arts Center at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 21. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, members of the quartet currently teach at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where they have been quartet-in-residence since 1997, and maintain an international concert schedule.

The St. Petersburg Quartet posts a long list of achievements, including a Grammy nomination, Best Record of the Month honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone, an opening night performance at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and hundreds of concerts on many of the most prestigious series and festivals in North America, Europe and Asia.

A reviewer for the Williamsburg Gazette described a concert as “Splendid from start to finish …” The review continues, “Elegant, stylish and extraordinarily musical, the St. Petersburg boasts a dazzling technique and beautifully blended sound. … Its sense of musical synergy is the sort upon which exceptional careers are based … the group is firmly positioned among the stars of the chamber music galaxy.”

The October 21 program at Plymouth State College will include the Beethoven F major quartet, Op. 59 no. 1; Quartet No. 1 by Zurab Nadarejshvili and Glazunov’s Quartet No. 5 in D minor, Op. 70.

Tickets are $15 – 7.50 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office, 535-ARTS. Box office hours are Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. If special arrangements are needed for persons with disabilities, please call in advance. The program is a Silver Guest Artist Series event, presented by Plymouth State College.