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The Jerusalem String Quartet returns for its fourth UMS concert to kick off the 50th Annual Chamber Arts Series. Comprised of four young musicians who began playing together in 1993 when they were in their mid-teens, they have matured into outstanding interpreters of the string quartet literature. They display a liveliness and spontaneity that has led to international acclaim, and each of their UMS concerts has led to immediate requests for a return appearance. The ensemble was recently awarded the BBC Music Magazine Award in Chamber Music for an unprecedented third time. “Their wonderfully full and vibrant sound is channeled through rhythms and phrasings that are crisp, tight-reined, and naturally flowing. Every deft switch of mood is caught to near-perfection…” (BBC Music Magazine)
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 7 in f-sharp minor, Op. 108 (1960)
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 (1800-01)
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 (1946)