Tokyo String Quartet Presents Family Concert
Regarded as one of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world, the Tokyo String Quartet will perform in the final concert of the Arts Council of Moore County's 2009-10 Kaleidoscope Family Series Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m. in the new theater at The O'Neal School.
Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and O'Neal families and $15 for the general public.
The Kaleidoscope Family Series is specifically designed to introduce children, ages 5 and up, to the lifelong surprises and benefits of a live concert. The series will feature the finest performing artists (musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers, etc.), and each performance will be educational, as well as entertaining.
The Tokyo String Quartet has captivated audiences and critics alike since it was founded almost 40 years ago. The ensemble has collaborated with a remarkable array of artists and composers, built a comprehensive catalog of critically acclaimed recordings and established a distinguished teaching record.
Officially formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music, the quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, where the founding members were profoundly influenced by Hideo Saito. Soon after its formation, the quartet won first prize at the Coleman Competition, the Munich Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
Performing more than 100 concerts worldwide each year, the group has a devoted international following that includes the major capitals of the world and extends to all four corners, from Australia to Estonia to Scandinavia and the Far East.
To purchase tickets, visit the Arts Council of Moore County offices at Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or call (910) 692-2787. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door. All seats are general admission.
For additional information and directions to The O'Neal School, visit www.mooreart.org.
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