American String Quartet will open concert series

American String Quartet will open concert series The American String Quartet from New York City will open the 1999-2000 Sunday afternoon concert series in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the Shrine to Music Museum at The University of South Dakota, Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Ensemble-in-residence for the past 25 years at the Aspen Summer Music Festival in Colorado, the American String Quartet � one of the great ensembles of its kind in the world � will perform works by Bach, Beethoven and Haydn.

Formed in 1974 by four graduates of the Julliard School of Music in New York, the quartet won both the Coleman Competition and the Namburg Award that same year.

Since then, the quartet's diverse activities have included radio and television appearances in 15 countries, tours of Japan and the Far East and performances in every important concert hall in eight European countries across North America.

The quartet has also held residencies at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in California, the University of Michigan and the Manhattan School of Music.

For ticket information, call 605-677-5306.

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