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Israeli quartet coming to Tucson

A performance by the Jerusalem String Quartet will open the season for Arizona Friends of Chamber Music on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Leo Rich Theater.

The Jerusalem Quartet has garnered acclaim for its recordings of the quartets of Shostakovich. The concert will feature Shostakovich’s Sixth Quartet, along with Beethoven’s G-Major Quartet, one of Beethoven’s earlier, lighter works. Brahm’s Quartet in A Minor will round out the evening.

The Jerusalem Quartet has played at venues throughout North America and Europe. They won the chamber category of the 2010 BBC Music Magazine Awards and the Diapason d’Or Arte for their recording of Haydn’s String Quartets. Their recording of Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet received an ECHO Classic Award in 2009 and was Editor’s Choice in the July 2008 edition of Gramophone Magazine.

Tickets, $26 for adults and $11 for students with I.D. , are available at 577-3769 or