The Fine Arts Quartet closed their season Sunday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zelazo Center. The quartet, which includes violinists Ralph Evansand Efim Bocio, cellist Robert Cohen and interim violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez, once again showed their mastery of a vast range of the standard repertoire in their handling of works byBeethoven and Shostakovich. Their continuing commitment to exploring rare works was represented by another work a the this concert: a quartet by Giuseppe Martucci, a late nineteenth century Italian conductor/composer.
The quartet performed a different selection of works at a community concert at St. John’s on the Lake Thursday evening. At that event, Mayor Tom Barrett honored the quartet for the 50 years they have been quartet in residence at UW-Milwaukee. Milwaukee has been fortunate to enjoy eight (and more) concerts each year by this internationally respected quartet.
The Fine Arts Quartet will play four June concerts at the UW-Milwaukee, each Sunday beginning June 1st. Those with current season tickets will be able to reserve their seats from April 1st through May 7th. General ticket sales begin May 8th at the UWM box-office (phone 414 229-4308). Tickets are only $10 per concert ($5 for students) – an extraordinary bargain for a world class quartet.
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