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Renowned Russian String Quartet To Play in Susanville March 9th

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet

A true Russian musical monument, the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and formed in 1939, will be performing in Susanville at the Methodist church on South Lassen Street March 9th, as a fundraiser for the church’s organ renovation project.

The performance begins at 6:00p.m. and admission is free but donations will be accepted. Proceeds from the Susanville Choral Society sponsored event will be used to complete the rebuilding of the Methodist Church’s pipe organ, which is being billed as Susanville’s Grandest Pipe Organ.

The quartet will also visit California Correctional Center this week as part of the Susanville prison’s Arts in Corrections rehabilitative programming, performing two concerts at the institution as part of the AIC program, administered by the nonprofit William James Association.

Composed of four graduates from the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory, the quartet regularly performs at festivals in Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Malta, England, Switzerland and Finland. Their varied repertoire, ranging from Russian music of the 19th and early 20th centuries to contemporary composers, is enthusiastically enjoyed by a wide range of audiences.

According to the group’s website the present members, Mikhail Bondarev, Ekaterina Belisova, Alexei Popov and Anton Andreev are graduates of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory who, by virtue of a shared background steeped in the grand tradition of Russian music making, achieve organic and convincing interpretations of a diverse repertoire of masterworks, Russian classics, and contemporary masters.

The Quartet champions the music of Russian composers with the core of their repertoire being the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Taneyev and Stravinsky. They also perform lesser-known masterworks of Glinka, Alabiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gretchaninov, Miaskovsky and Mossolov. The group is an exponent of contemporary composers having recently premiered Hans Werner Henze’s Piano Quintet at the Berliner Philharmonie.

They have appeared in Rome, Italy at the RAI concert hall, Oratorio Gonfallone, the Auditorium del Seraphicum, and the Ghione Theatre; also in the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna; and at the Conservatory of Palermo; in Paris at the concert halls of UNESCO and St. Chapelle; in Switzerland at the Theater Basel; in Berlin, Germany at the Schauspielhaus and the Kammermusiksaal der Philarmonie, and in Bonn at the Klassische Philharmonie.

The Quartet regularly collaborates with outstanding musicians from around the world, and has recorded for record labels in Germany, the United States, France, and in Russia.

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One Response to Renowned Russian String Quartet To Play in Susanville March 9th

  1. Melody Jones

    Melody Jones

    Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 8:18 am


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