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University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Announces Inaugural Concert Series for Ariel Quartet


The internationally acclaimed string-quartet-in-residence will present four intimate concerts at CCM during the 2012-13 academic year.

Date: 8/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Curt Whitacre
Phone: (513) 556-2683

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The Ariel Quartet: Amit Even-Tov, Gershon Gerchikov, Alexandra (Sasha) Kazovsky and Jan Grüning.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) proudly presents the world-renowned Ariel String Quartet as part of its 2012-13 concert season with an inaugural concert scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the intimate Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. Previously the resident ensemble in the New England Conservatory's prestigious Professional String Quartet Training Program, the Quartet recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Winners of the Fischoff Grand Prize, the ensemble first started playing together as youths in Israel and has been performing around the world ever since.

Described by the Washington Post as "crank[ing] out virtuosity by the bucketful and passion by the yard," the Ariel Quartet's 2012-13 season will feature works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Britten, as well as collaborations with other CCM faculty artists and CCM composer Joel Hoffman. Learn more about the Quartet's residency here.

All performances will be held on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall in CCM Village. Concert dates for the 2012-13 academic year are Sept. 11, Dec. 4, Jan. 15 and April 9.

The Ariel Quartet Subscription Series
Subscription packages are now available for the Ariel Quartet's four-part 2012-13 concert series. Experience the Quartet's inaugural season at CCM in its entirety for just $60 per subscription, a savings of 25 percent off single ticket prices.

Single Ticket Information
Tickets for each Ariel Quartet concert are $20 for general audiences, $15 for non-UC students and free for UC students with valid ID.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2012-13 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of The Corbett Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg.

2012-13 Performance Times
  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4
  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15
  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9

Location
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati

Parking and Additional Information
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (at the  base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates: uc.edu/parking.

Programs and dates subject to change. To order subscriptions or single tickets, visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183. For additional information, visit ccm.uc.edu.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2012-13 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of The Corbett Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg.