The Fine Arts Quartet returns to Milwaukee

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From Urban Milwaukee:

The Fine Arts Quartet (violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, cellist Robert Cohen and violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez ) returns to the UW-Milwaukee Zelazo Center for the first concert in the Summer Evenings of Music series this Sunday. Guest artists cellist Jozef Lupták and violist Paul Coletti will join the quartet. Over each of the next four concerts, guests will augment the quartet, enabling them to introduce works for one, two, four, six and eight players.

Cohen and Lupták will play a short Duetto con Codetta written by a Bratislavan contemporary composer,Peter Zagar. Cohen praises Lupták as an “inspired organiser” for his advocacy of chamber music and calls him a “truly 21st century artist.”

Coletti and Hernandez will play a short Viola Duet written by Coletti this year. Not coincidentally, Coletti was Hernandez’s primary teacher at the Colburn Conservatory.

The June 17th concert begins at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a pre-talk at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets may be purchased on-line at the Peck School of the Arts box office or at (414) 229-4308. Tickets are a bargain $10 ($5 students). Parking is available in the Zelazo Center lot, to the south of the building, and in the Union parking garage across Kenwood Boulevard. Parking is free on Sundays only.

This season’s Summer Evenings of Music is compact, with guest pianist Patricia Tao on Sunday, June 26 and the Shanghai Quartet as guests on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1. The final concert will include Mendelssohn’s great String Octet.

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