November 19, 2013

Szymanowski Quartet in concert at Weis Center


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The award-winning Polish classical ensemble Szymanowski Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Puccini, Weinberg and Mendelssohn on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

Founded in Warsaw in 1995, the Szymanowski Quartet has developed into one of the most exceptional international string quartets of its generation.

The Quartet's extraordinarily high standard has been confirmed by numerous awards and distinctions. They took first prizes at the Premio Vittorio Gui Competition in Florence and the In Memoriam Dimitri Schostakowitsch in Hanover, and were prizewinners at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

From 2001 to 2003, the Szymanowski Quartet participated in the New Generation Artists Scheme of BBC Radio 3 in London. In 2005 they were honored with the Szymanowski Award of the Karol Szymanowski Foundation in Warsaw, the only time ever given to a string quartet. In 2007 they received the Medal of Honor by the Polish government for their service to Polish culture.

The program includes Mozart's Quartet in D minor, KV 421, Puccini's I Crisantemi, Weinberg's Quartet No. 13, and Mendelssohn's Quartet in F minor, Op. 80.

Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors ages 62+, $10 for youth under 18, and $10 for college students.

Tickets can be purchased online at bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in Lewisburg weekdays and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.; and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email at lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or facebook.com/WeisCenter

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