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The Ives Quartet with guest pianist John Orlando
Sunday, October 26th at 4:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 10/26/14 at 3:30pm PST
Peace United Church
900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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The Quartet has established a reputation for passion, precision, and provocative programming, winning accolades for playing that shows both super-refinement and visceral, rock-and-roll intensity.The Ives Quartet presents an annual home concert series in Silicon Valley and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area in addition to performing nationally and internationally at noted chamber music series and festivals.



“Whether the group was playing Beethoven, Dvorak or Quincy Porter, the 20th-century composer whose works are becoming an Ives specialty, the music felt thoroughly absorbed, idiomatic, performed from the inside-out.” San Jose Mercury News Inspired by the passionate, artistic commitment and unique temperament of American composer Charles Ives (1874–1954), the quartet has attracted critical enthusiasm for its “practice of reveling in the unfamiliar,” championing an eclectic repertoire that combines established masterworks with underappreciated gems, neglected scores of early-twentieth-century America, and specially commissioned new pieces. The Quartet’s collaborations with acclaimed guest artists and composers add variety and diversity to the Quartet’s performances.

The Ives Quartet has captivated audiences from San Francisco to New York; London to Taiwan. In a departure from convention, the Quartet combines players with American and European experience and sensibilities, drawing on the talent and experience of the international, solo, orchestral, chamber, and recording careers of its artist members – Bettina Mussumeli, violin; Susan Freier, violin; Jodi Levitz, viola; and Stephen Harrison, cello.


The quartet members share a strong commitment to the special challenges of the string-quartet literature and its performance. This value is expressed in the Quartet’s open-minded and critical engagement with the personal and private worlds of composers, exploration of the unique languages of string-quartet composers, and the introduction and immersion of audiences in these languages with carefully curated concert presentations.


Drawing on their personal commitment to shaping the next generation of classical-music performers, the Quartet devotes a significant portion of its year-round work to string-ensemble coaching and music education.

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4:00pm to 7:00pm
Doors open at 4:00pm

General Admission: $30.00
Senior: $25.00
Student: $20.00

All Ages

Peace United Church<br> 900 High Street<br> Santa Cruz, 95060



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