Guarneri String Quartet at the Irvine Barclay
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The last date listed for Guitarist String Quartet was Monday November 22, 2004 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Irvine Barclay Theatre:
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An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“[They have] the ability to listen to each other and play almost with a single voice.” —Chicago Sun-Times
Mozart: String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589
Bridge: String Quartet No. 1 (Bologna) in E minor
Ravel: String Quartet in F major (1902)
The renowned Guarneri String Quartet has circled the globe countless times since it was formed in 1964, playing in the world’s most prestigious halls in North and South America, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia.
The Quartet has been featured on many television and radio specials, documentaries and educational presentations both in North America and abroad. They have been interviewed by Charles Kuralt on CBS’ nationwide television program, Sunday Morning. A full-length film entitled High Fidelity – The Guarneri String Quartet was released nationally, to great critical and public acclaim, in the fall of 1989. (The film was directed and produced by Allan Miller who was also the director/producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary, From Mozart to Mao, which dealt with Isaac Stern’s visit to China).
In 1982, Mayor Koch presented the Quartet with the first New York Seal of Recognition. The Quartet was awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees by the University of South Florida (1976) and the State University of New York (1983). In 1992, the Guarneri String Quartet became the only quartet to receive the prestigious Award of Merit from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in New York City. The Quartet is also on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Music.
The Guarneri String Quartet currently records for Surroundedby Entertainment, which released its first CD in Spring 2001 of Quartets by Ravel, Debussy and Faure. Several of its recordings on both RCA Red Seal and Philips have won international awards, including its recent recording of Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga’s String Quartet nos. 1-3 (Philips), which won the 1996 Deutsche Schallplattenkritik Award in Germany. Among its other award-winning recordings are collaborations with such artists as Artur Rubinstein, Pinchas Zukerman; and Boris Kroyt and Mischa Schneider of the Budapest Quartet. They have also recorded for the Arabesque label, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 3 and its first ever recording of the great Mendelssohn Octet, Op. 20, in collaboration with the Orion Quartet.