Brentano String Quartet to perform March 2 at Luther College

Feb. 8, 2012 

Brentano String Quartet will perform at Luther College Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall as part of Luther's 2011-12 Center Stage Series of professional performing arts events.

Tickets for the performance go on sale Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Luther Box Office, (563) 387-1357, open 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-3 p.m. on weekdays with extended hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://boxoffice.luther.edu. Tickets are $23, $21 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18.

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Brentano String Quartet will perform compositions from their latest project, "Fragments: Connecting Past and Present." The project, co-commissioned by Luther, invited six composers of today to "finish" or complement unfinished pieces by past composers including Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.

Formed in 1992, the quartet has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe and Japan. They have performed in leading venues, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Sydney Opera House.

The Brentano String Quartet has been praised by critics worldwide. In 1999 the group became the first Resident String Quartet at Princeton University.

The Brentano String Quartet is comprised of Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violin; Misha Amory, viola; and Nina Lee, cello.

For more information about the Brentano String Quartet, visit the website http://www.brentanoquartet.com.

Upcoming performances in the 2011-12 Center Stage Series include "Damn Yankees" on March 30 and Regina Carter on April 13.

To learn more about upcoming performances in the series, visit the Center Stage Series website at http://centerstage.luther.edu.