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Asheville, NC (February 4, 2014) – The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present The Ciompi String Quartet, Sunday afternoon February 23, 2014, at 4:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at the corner of Edwin Place and Charlotte Street. Individual tickets are $35 and are available at the door, first come, first served. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit the ACMS website: http://www.ashevillechambermusic.org or call Nathan Shirley at (828) 575-7427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Ciompi Quartet performances reveal the maturity of interpretation from an ensemble which has been together for two decades," says ACMS President, Polly Feitzinger. The Ciompi Quartet last performed in the Asheville Chamber Music Series in 2009. We look forward to welcoming them back for a mid-winter afternoon concert at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
The program will feature:
Haydn: String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No.1
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat major, Op. 133
Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major, Op.67
The Ciompi Quartet plays a leading role in the cultural life of Duke University where its members are professors. Its concert schedule has included performances on five continents. Their recent tour to China elicited the following praise: “Their music, full of passion, yet with pure and beautiful tone, intoxicated the listener.” (Wen Hui, Shanghi)
For more than a half a century the ACMS has taken its place as a valued cultural resource in Asheville, bringing world-renowned chamber artists to the city. As one of the nation’s oldest continuous performing chamber music organizations, it has been recognized for its outstanding programs and for its unique education component through a collaboration with the strings program of the Asheville Buncombe Schools and our other cultural partners in the community.