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Muir String Quartet and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein in concert at RIC Nov. 23


Muir String Quartet

Alexander Fiterstein
Returning to RIC for the 17th consecutive year, the Muir String Quartet will perform in a concert featuring guest clarinet virtuoso Alexander Fiterstein. According to The Washington Post, Fiterstein “treats his instrument as his personal voice, dazzling in its spectrum of colors, agility and range,”

The Performing Arts Series presentation will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall.

Dvorak’s Cypresses for String Quartet, Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 135 and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 will be performed.

The Muir quartet is in residence at the Boston University School, and is the resident chamber ensemble at the Deer Valley Festival, where its members run the Emerging Quartets and Composers residency with composer Joan Tower.

Muir also performs in chamber music series throughout North America and Europe.

The quartet, which was founded in 1979, includes Peter Zazofsky (violin), Steven Ansell (viola), Lucia Lin (violin) and Michael Reynolds (cello).

The New York Times has written that Muir has “the sound, the depth and interpretive polish to rival the best [quartets] in the world.”

Tickets for the Muir String Quartet are $35. Discounts are available for seniors, children and RIC faculty/staff/students/alumni. Purchase tickets in advance with Visa or MasterCard by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; online at www.ric.edu/pfa; or at the box office in the lobby of the appropriate performance venue, which will open for sales two hours before performance start time.