CCM’s String Quartet-in-Residence presents a concert of fugues on Tuesday, Oct. 22, featuring works by W.A. Mozart, Bartók and Beethoven.

The Ariel Quartet continues its CCMONSTAGE concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at CCM’s intimate Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. The concert, titled “The Fugue” displays the artistry of the internationally renowned ensemble through three dynamic pieces for string quartet.

Featuring W.A. Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546; Bartok’s String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7; and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 and 133 — this performance concludes the first half of the Ariel Quartet’s four-part concert series at CCM. The talented string musicians will present two more concerts at CCM on January 21 and March 10, 2020.

The concert on October 22 features Beethoven’s Große Fuge (or “Great Fugue”), which the Ariel Quartet performed in its debut Beethoven cycle at CCM in the 2013-14 performance season. Arts reporter Janelle Gelfand praised the ensemble’s performance: “From start to finish, the musicians wonderfully captured Beethoven’s emotional grit and fire, coupled with some of the most sublime music ever written.”

Described by the American Record Guide as “a consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power,” the Ariel Quartet has earned a glowing international reputation. The ensemble is comprised of Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Gershon Gerchikov, violin; and Jan Grüning, viola. The group was formed in Israel in 1998 and has served as CCM’s string quartet-in-residence since 2012.

Repertoire

  • W.A. MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
  • BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
  • BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 and 133

Performance Time

  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22

Location

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Ticket prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Tickets can be purchased online though our e-box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183 or in person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the end of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.


The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.

Story by CCM Graduate Student Kelly Barefield

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