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Kopelman Quartet makes West Coast debut

October 10, 2003

Photo of the members of the Kopelman Quartet with their instrumentsThe Kopelman Quartet, one of the world's foremost interpreters of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's string music, will make its West Coast debut at the Morrison Artists Series 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts building.

The program includes Franz Schubert's String Quartet No. 12 in C minor (Quartettsatz) and Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 819 (Death and the Maiden) and Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F Major. Admission is free.

The Quartet was formed in 2002 by violinist Mikhail Kopelman, formerly of the celebrated Borodin Quartet, and includes violinist Boris Kushnir and violist Igor Solyga, both of whom collaborated with Shostokavich on his final quartets, and cellist Mikhail Milman. All four players attended the prestigious Moscow Conservatory.

Acclaimed as "indispensable" by San Francisco Chronicle music critic Joshua Kosman, the Morrison Artists Series was created in 1952 with a bequest from the May Treat Morrison Estate. In the 50-plus years since, the Morrison Artists Series has presented an annual program of free recitals by prominent chamber music ensembles.

-- William Morris







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