The Shanghai Quartet Performs At Peak Performances @ Montclair on Sunday, April 6

Afternoon program features Clarinet Quintet Op.115 and Piano Quintet Op.34 by Johannes Brahms

The Shanghai Quartet returns to the Alexander Kasser Theater on Sunday, April 6 at 3pm with an afternoon of music that features two chamber works by master composer Johannes Brahms.

The Shanghai Quartet has earned its reputation as one of the world’s most outstanding string quartets by performing exceptional repertoire in the world’s leading music halls. Currently in residence at MSU, this premiere ensemble was formed in Shanghai 25 years ago and is known for passionate musicality, astounding technique and multicultural innovations.

The pieces featured for this afternoon of Brahms are Clarinet Quintet Op.115 with clarinetist David Singer, principal clarinetist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Piano Quintet Op. 34 with internationally renowned pianist David Witten.

“The self-effacing beauty of the sound was memorable but what was rarer was the alliance of gorgeous tone with an unwavering unanimity of expressive intent. It resulted in a musical conversation of stunning authenticity and presence.” -The Washington Post

This concert is part of Peak Performances @ Montclair State University. Tickets for the Shanghai Quartet are only $15. To order your tickets call the Box Office at 973-655-5112 or order online at www.peakperfs.org.

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WNYC is a media sponsor for the 2007/2008 Season of Peak Performances @ Montclair. Peak Performances also acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Shanghai Quartet
Sunday, April 6th at 3pm
Alexander Kasser Theater
Montclair State University
One Normal Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey
Admission: $15
Box Office: 973 655-5112.
www.peakperfs.org

Media Contact:
Alfred R. Fredel, 973-655-3004
fredela@mail.montclair.edu

Released: March 14, 2008