Celebrity Concert Series presents Fry Street Quartet

ST. GEORGE – Hailed as “a triumph of ensemble playing” (New York Times), the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a “blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity” (Strad). Since securing the Millennium Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2000, the Fry Street Quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to Sarajevo and Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with “profound understanding, … depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness” (Deseret Morning News).
This celebrated quartet is sponsored by Dr. John Mizukawa & Dr. Wayne Dudley Dixie Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery presented by Dixie State College Celebrity Concert Series on Monday and Tuesday, October 25-26, 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Performing Arts Center.  Their program includes Beethoven’s Quartet in F Major, Op 18, Bartok’s Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven’s Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op 131.
Fry Street Quartet began its international career in 2002 as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan States, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State. This tour featured the European debut of J. Mark Scearce’s “Y2K,” commissioned for Fry Street with a grant from Meet the Composer. Subsequent international appearances have included the ProQuartet Academy at Pont-Royal, France, the Prague Chamber Festival and Trutnov Autumn Festival in the Czech Republic and Kulturvereinigung Oberschützen in Austria.
Over the years, Fry Street’s collaborations have included performances with pianists Misha Dichter, Wu Han and Joseph Kalichstein, and performances this season with Cleveland Quartet founding cellist Paul Katz and pianist Robert McDonald. Other memorable collaborations include performances with the Mendelssohn String Quartet at the 92nd St. Y, Donald Weilerstein at the New School in New York, and with pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Ursula Oppens, violinist Nurit Pacht, and soprano Toni Arnold as the quartet-in-residence with New York City’s Alliance Français. 
Tickets are $20 adults and available at Dixie State College ticket office 435-652-7800 or on line at tickets.dixie.edu. For more information on this concert or other Celebrity Concert Series events please call 435-652-7994 or write [email protected] or visit us on line at www.dixie.edu/concerts.  

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