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Bethlehem, Pa., January 16, 2007— The Moravian College Music Institute presents “Russian Masterpieces,” a string instrument concert by the quartet Heard @ Moravian, on Sunday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Peter Hall, located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The performance will include “Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, op. 92” by Dmitry Shostakovich and “Quartet No. 1 in D major, op. 11” by Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky. Four artists —violinists Inna Eyzerovich and Linda Louise Kistler, violist Agnes Maurer, and cellist David Moulton – will perform the selections. Eyzerovich, Kistler, and Moulton are artists/lecturers in the music department at Moravian College, and all four musicians are members of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra.
Shostakovich, composer and pianist, trained primarily after the Communist Revolution in 1917. He produced a remarkable body of work including stage, orchestral, choral and vocal, chamber and piano music. He composed operas, fifteen string quartets, and fifteen symphonies, including Leningrad and Babi Yar. Tchaikovsky is probably one of the most performed composers of the late 19h century. In addition to symphonies and orchestral works such as concertos for piano, violin and cello, he is well recognized for the ballets Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and the composition of the 1812 Overture.
General admission is $15; $10 for students, senior citizens, and children under 12. The Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus is located at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bethlehem. Please call 610-861-1650 for additional information or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.