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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Zorá String Quartet Presents Pay-What-You-Want Event at Weinberg Center

Celebrated by the Calgary Herald as “exquisitely well-trained, supremely blended, and broadly intelligent,” the Zorá String Quartet will take the stage at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 4 at 7:30pm.

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Zorá String Quartet Presents Pay-What-You-Want Event at Weinberg Center

 

FREDERICK, Md., Thursday, April 13, 2017 — Celebrated by the Calgary Herald as “exquisitely well-trained, supremely blended, and broadly intelligent,” the Zorá String Quartet will take the stage at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 4 at 7:30pm. With a repertoire spanning from the Classical and Romantic periods to the 21st century, this intimate ensemble combines cello, violin, and viola in an effort to introduce new audiences to chamber music. The performance marks the latest installment of the Weinberg Center’s Tivoli Discovery Series, which presents emerging artists of varying genres.

The Tivoli Discovery Series is pay-what-you-want with a suggested donation of $10. Tickets may be reserved in advance at WeinbergCenter.org, by calling 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Among numerous prizes, the Zorá String Quartet (violinists Dechopol Kowintaweewat and Seula Lee, violist Pablo Muñoz Salido, and cellist Zizai Ning) won First Prize at the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and the Grand Prize and Gold Medal of the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, resulting in a tour of the Midwest and an appearance at the 2016 Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy. The quartet was selected to participate in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2016 Chamber Music Encounters program, which concluded with a performance at Alice Tully Hall. The group has appeared at multiple chamber music festivals throughout the country and, notably, collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and the NOTUS Contemporary Ensemble in 2013. They participated in Chamber Music Residencies at the Banff Centre, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. The ensemble also attended the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute in New York. Its members attended the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and served as Graduate Quartet in Residence under the tutelage of the Pacifica Quartet and Atar Arad. They are the Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music during the 2016-2017 season.

 

The Tivoli Discovery Series is sponsored by the Tivoli Society of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2016-2017 season can be found at WeinbergCenter.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, Md., the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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