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    The Shanghai Quartet with pianist Hung Kuan Chen

    Presented by at NEC's Jordan Hall

    January 21, 2012


    The Shanghai Quartet with pianist Hung Kuan Chen

    "The whole performance was superb" said The New York Times. “Exquisite taste... stunningly beautiful... their playing of the entire work was one of the most distinguished accounts of a Mozart quartet I have ever heard in concert” said The Strad. Renowned for its passionate musicality and impressive technique, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres from masterpieces of Western music to cutting-edge contemporary works. Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Quartet has worked with the world's most distinguished artists and tours the major centers of Europe, America and Asia. Among innumerable collaborations with noted artists, they have performed with the Tokyo, Juilliard and Guarneri Quartets, Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell and Peter Serkin. The Quartet has a long history of championing new music and has premiered works by such composers as Krzysztof Penderecki, Chen Yi, Bright Sheng and Zhou Long. Their extensive discography includes more than 25 recordings, the most recent of which are the complete Beethoven String Quartets on Camerata. The Quartet currently serves as Quartet-in-Residence at Montclair State University and Ensemble-in-Residence with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. They are visiting guest professors at the Shanghai Conservatory and the Central Conservatory in Beijing. Program includes Beethoven String Quartet in F major, Penderecki’s String Quartet No. 3, and Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor with renowned pianist Hung-Kuan Chen. www.ChinesePerformingArts.net

    NEC's Jordan Hall

    30 Gainsborough Street
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $15 (student), $30 (general open seating), $50 (VIP reserved seating), 100 free tickets for students age 14 and up availabe by online request only at www.ChinesePerformingArts.net. one ticket per request. Rush tickets for student and senior at $10 available from Jordan Hall box office starting 6:30 pm on concert day.

    General Day and Time Info:

    8 pm

    Phone: 781-259-8195, 617-585-1260

    Accessibility Information:

    Official Website

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