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Jerusalem Quartet to perform Shostakovich

The Jerusalem Quartet
The Jerusalem Quartet

The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music will open its 66th season with the Jerusalem Quartet in two performances.

The quartet will perform an all-Shostakovich concert on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center.

“Nominated for Gramophone ‘Artist of the Year 2013,’ the Jerusalem Quartet, despite their youth, are veterans of the recording studio and masters of a large variety of styles, from the classical poise of Mozart, via the mellow expansiveness of late Brahms, to the spiky sardonic language of Shostakovich,” says Randy N. Spalding, an AFCM board member.

The Jerusalem quartet formed while its members were students at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance. The quartet, which includes Alexander Pavlosky, first violin; Sergie Bresler, second violin; Ori Kam, viola; and Kyril Zlotnikov, cello, tours throughout North America and Europe. They last performed for the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music in October 2011.

Tickets are $30 (students, $10) and are available at www.arizonachambermu or 577-3769.