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Degas Quartet performs Bartok and Beethoven Nov. 7

quartet_t.jpgBOONE—The Degas Quartet will perform chamber works by Bartok and Beethoven Nov. 7 at Appalachian State University.

The 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall is part of the university’s Performing Arts Series and is presented in partnership with the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music.

Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Farthing Auditorium Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the door at Broyhill Music Center the night of the performance.

The quartet will perform Bartok’s “String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17″ and Beethoven’s “String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3.”

Based in Hickory, the quartet features Emily Popham (violin), Timothy Peters (violin), Philip von Maltzahn (cello) and Simon Ertz (viola). The quartet studied the standard repertoire with some of America’s finest ensembles, and has performed and coached chamber music at many leading North Carolina colleges and universities, including Brevard College, Davidson College and Appalachian.

Since their founding at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in 1999, the Degas Quartet has emerged as the most exciting young string quartet on stage today. Renowned for energetic performances of the classical and contemporary quartet repertoire, the Degas Quartet plays with vibrant intensity and exceptional musicianship.

The Degas Quartet’s performances have been met with much critical acclaim. The “Classical Voice of North Carolina” recently praised the quartet’s sound and sense of ensemble as, “exceptionally fine,” noting that, “It was a delight to savor the superior cello, the sweet, soaring and invariably secure top lines and the strong inner voices. This is a wonderful young ensemble.”

Late seating policy applies.

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