World-Renowned Juilliard String Quartet to Perform Special Concert at Colorado State University Oct. 8

The world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet will perform a special concert at 7.30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the newly inaugurated Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall in Colorado State’s University Center for the Arts.  

The Juilliard Quartet – Joel Smirnoff, first violin; Ronald Copes, second violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola: Joel Krosnick, cello – is considered one of the finest ensembles in the world and has been an American musical institution for 50 years. Each member of the quartet is also a distinct master soloist of their instrument, regularly playing solo concerts around the globe including premieres of works composed for them by historical icons of American music such as Milton Babitt and Arthur Weinberg.

"The concert will be a unique and rare opportunity for our university and Northern Colorado to hear these musicians live in our own community and new concert hall," said Michael Thaut, chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State. "It is an event underscoring the beginnings of a new era of excellence in music and the arts at Colorado State. A large gift from an anonymous donor made it possible to bring this group here."

The program for the string quartet will be in D-major by Haydn, the quartet No. 3 by Bartok and the quartet in E-minor by Beethoven.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (970) 491-4849, at the Concert Hall Box Office daily from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or at the event while tickets are available. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for the general public. A reception sponsored by Coldstone Creamery will follow the concert.

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