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Menahem Pressler &
The Ariel Quartet

  June 3, 2012
  Johnson Auditorium
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We are very pleased to be able to present the Ariel String Quartet with special guest pianist Menahem Pressler.  Mr. Pressler appeared here during the very first season of the Downers Grove Concert Association in 1947.  Sixty-five years later, he continues his active career: teaching at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, performing internationally, and mentoring first-rate younger musicians, such as the Ariel Quartet.

Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing, and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation.  In January 2012 the Quartet was named quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, an astonishing accomplishment for such a young ensemble and a testament to the Ariel’s skill and dedication to their craft.

All  Community Members Are Welcome To Attend
Free, Final "Thank-You" Concert.
No Ticket Is Required for Admission.

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Menahem Pressler
Menahem Pressler

The Ariel Quartet
Ariel Quartet

Pre-concert Discussion – 2:00 pm

Concert – 3:00 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)              Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No.1 (1808)
                                                                                        (First Rasumovsky Quartet)

Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928)                                                            Quartet No. 1 (1923)
                                                                                                               (Kreutzer Sonata)

 Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)                                              Piano Quintet No. 2 (1887)

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