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Highly-Anticipated Kent/Blossom Music Festival Concert Showcases Miami String Quartet This Tuesday

Posted Jun. 26, 2014

MSQ2 photo credit Tara McMullenKent/Blossom Music Festival presents the Miami String Quartet on Tuesday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent State University Kent campus. For tickets call 330-672-2787 or visit www.kent.edu/blossom.

Praised by the New York Times as “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,” the Miami String Quartet will charm audience members with their interpretation of works including Dvořák's “Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a/B 149,” Schulhoff’s “Five Pieces for String Quartet” and Mendelssohn’s “Quartet for Strings No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2.”


Members of the quartet include violinists Benny Kim, whose been described as having “titanium technique” and Cathy Meng Robinson, who is a founding member who has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe;  violist Scott Lee who was the youngest winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition’s 50 year history, as well as winning numerous other top prizes; cellist and founding member and Keith Robinson  who was voted P.A.C.E’s 1989  “Classical Artist of the Year.” For over twenty years, their diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality has made the Miami String Quartet one of the most sought after quartets in chamber music today.  As an ensemble, the quartet has won numerous awards including the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award and Grand Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.


Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $5 for college students with a valid ID and FREE for students 18 and under.


Tickets are available weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent campus. The Performing Arts Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks.


The Ludwig Recital Hall box office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk up sales, and will accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Tickets and more information are available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visiting kent.edu/blossom.

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