The Shanghai Quartet to Perform September 28

Program Includes Brahms and Schubert Featuring Principal Violist of The New York Philharmonic; Cynthia Phelps

The Shanghai Quartet, the Ensemble-in-Residence at Montclair State University, as well as visiting professors at the Shanghai Conservatory and the Central Conservatory in China, presents a program featuring: Quintet for Strings No. 2 in G major, Op. 111 and Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 (Brahms) and Quartettsatz (Schubert) on Sunday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Alexander Kasser Theater. Tickets to this performance are only $15.

Cynthia Phelps, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic joins the Shanghai Quartet as part of the Brahms Quintet for Strings No. 2 in G Major. One of the world’s premiere ensembles, the Shanghai Quartet was formed in Shanghai over 25 years ago and is known for passionate musicality, astounding technique and multicultural innovations.

This performance is part of the critically acclaimed series, Peak Performances @ Montclair State University. To order your tickets, call the Box Office at 973-655-5112 or order online at

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WNYC is a media sponsor for the 2008/2009 Season of Peak Performances @ Montclair. Peak Performances also acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Shanghai Quartet
Saturday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Peak Performances @Montclair
Alexander Kasser Theater
Montclair State University
One Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey, 07043
Admission: $15
For reservations: 973 655-5112

Media Contact:
Alfred R. Fredel 973.655.3004

Released: September 12, 2008