Shanghai Quartet to perform at summer music festival

Manchester Music Festival will be presenting the world famous Shaghai Quartet on Thursday, July 17, at the Arkell Pavilion, Southern Vermont Arts Center. Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles, melding the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire.

Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Quartet has worked with the world's most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia. Recent festival performances range from the International Music Festivals of Seoul and Beijing to the Festival Pablo Casals in France, Beethoven Festival in Poland, Yerevan Festival in Armenia and Cartagena International Music Festival in Colombia, as well as numerous concerts in all regions of North America, including Carnegie Hall in chamber performances and with orchestra;

Among in numerable collaborations with noted artists, they have performed with the Tokyo, Juilliard and Guarneri Quartets, cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell and pianists Menahem Pressler, Yuja Wang, Peter Serkin. This Thursday, they will perform Verdi's String Quartet in e minor and then be joined by Joana Genova and Austin Hartman, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola, Benjamin Capps, cello, Julio Elizalde, piano, Matthew Gold, percussion and Conor Meehan, drum set in works by Haydn Mendelssohn, and contemporary composer Kenji Bunch.

Tickets are available at Manchester Music Festival,, (802) 362-1956 and at the Box office, July 17, 6 p.m.


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