Moscow String Quartet performs in Mill Valley
WHO: Moscow String Quartet
WHAT: The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society continues its 34th season presenting the Moscow String Quartet featuring Eugenia Alikhanova, 1st violin; Galina Kokhanovskaia, 2nd violin; Tatiana Kokhanovskaia, viola; and Olga Ogranovitch, cello. The Moscow String Quartet steps in for the originally scheduled Auryn Quartet, who canceled due to the illness of one of its members.
The Moscow String Quartet has emerged as one of the major Russian chamber ensembles. Known as passionate promoters of twentieth century Western music in Russia and contemporary Soviet music in the West, the quartet was inspired by the great Russian masters such as David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels and the original Borodin Quartet.
The Moscow String Quartet Feb. 24 concert program will feature Beethoven: String Quartet in f minor, op. 95 "Serioso"; Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D major; and Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2, op. 68 in A major
"One of the sunniest pieces of classical music ever written, Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2, which the composer dedicated to his wife of 20 years, seems to imply that all is well with the world. The third-movement Notturno, which furnished the melody of the song 'And This Is My Beloved' in the Borodin-drenched musical 'Kismet,' is particularly dewy....the Moscow String Quartet offered a glowing interpretation of the work." ~ Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times / Oct. 2011
Moscow String Quartet Feb. 24 Program:
Beethoven, op. 95 in f minor "Serioso"
Borodin quartet no. 2, in D major (1881)
Shostakovich Quartet no. 2, op. 68 in A major
WHEN: 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
LOCATION: Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church
410 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
COST: $15 to $30 per person.
$15 Youth - 18 years and under. $30 General.
Tickets sold at the door when space available. Reservations recommended.
TICKETS: Order through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or purchase at the door.