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Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance PresentsElectrifying and Charismatic Cavani String Quartet

Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance
Presents Electrifying and Charismatic
Cavani String Quartet

by Anita Pace

The William J. Cooper Foundation and the Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College will present the Cavani String Quartet on Fri., Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Lang Music Building Concert Hall with a master class at 3 p.m. The Quartet will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a concert featuring Beethoven's powerful Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 and the Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, along with the Philadelphia premiere of Geoffrey Peterson's Seasons. Both events are free and open to the public with no reserved seating.

As Quartet-in-Residence at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music since 1988, the Cavani Quartet has been described by the Washington Post as "completely engrossing, powerful, and elegant." Featured as Young Artists of the Year 1989 by Musical America Magazine, the Quartet's superlative performances and innovative teaching have garnered them no less than eight Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Grants. Winner of numerous accolades, including the prestigious Naumburg Award, the Cavani Quartet is hailed as dynamic and inspirational teachers as well as performers. The Cavani Quartet has been featured on National Public Radio's Performance Today and seen on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS television. Nationally recognized as pioneers in arts-in-education, the Cavani Quartet is sought by universities and communities for their ability to cultivate community partnerships. The Quartet has developed creative outreach programs for a wide variety of settings and for audiences of all ages including a series of children's concerts for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

For further information contact Geoffrey Peterson at 610-690-3489 or email