The Fine Arts Quartet, “one of the gold-plated names in chamber music” [Washington Post], ranks among the most distinguished chamber ensembles, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive 200+ recording legacy. Since its founding in 1946, the Quartet has been one of the elite few to have recorded and toured internationally for over half a century.

On Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. in the Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly Arts proudly presents THE FINE ARTS QUARTET as the fifth concert in the Cal Poly Arts’ six-recital Beethoven Cycle Series, which features all of the composer’s string quartets. For the Spanos Theatre evening, Quartet members Ralph Evans, Efim Boico, Juan-Miguel Hernandez and Robert Cohen will perform Beethoven’s Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4; Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso;” and Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130, “Liebquartett” (with Finale).

Over the years, the Grammy-nominated Quartet has received all of the music world’s highest awards and critical acclaim by honored publications. Its members have mentored many of today’s top young ensembles, have been guest professors at international music conservatories, and have been the subject of documentaries on both French and American Public Television.

Student and adult tickets for the performance are $38.40 & $47, respectively.

Sponsored by Richard and Eileen Rogers, with additional support provided by KCBX 90.1 FM.

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On Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center, Cal Poly university organist PAUL WOODRING returns for his fourth Forbes Pipe Organ recital. The Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will be Woodring’s special guest artists.
During the first portion of the sweeping afternoon concert, Woodring will be performing selections from Bach’s monumental Clavierübung III, including the “St. Anne” Prelude and Fugue and six of the superb Chorale Preludes. The Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will sing the original music that inspired the Bach Preludes.

The second half of the eclectic program features lighter music by Ogden, Vierne, MacDowell and Widor. Woodring will also host a free pre-show lecture scheduled at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Philips Recital Hall.

Student and adult tickets range from $16.80 – $35.

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes

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All tickets may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.  The Ticket Office is also open as of noon on all performance days.

TICKETS:  805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at www.calpolyarts.org.

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.