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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Cypress String Quartet

Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center

Cypress String Quartet The Chamber Music Series is pleased to present the Cypress String Quartet in a return engagement on April 15, 4:00 p.m., at the Gualala Arts Center.

Previous Gualala appearances of the Quartet, in December, 2002, and May, 2005, produced enthusiastic applause and standing ovations, and the April 15th concert should be memorable. The performance will include the Dvorak String Quartet in G Major, the Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11, and two selections by Ernest Bloch: Landscapes for String Quartet and In the Mountains.

Since its inception in 1996, the Cypress String Quartet — Cecily Ward and Tom Stone, violins; Ethan Filner, viola; Jennifer Kloetzel, cello — has performed to great acclaim worldwide, including concerts at the Kennedy Center, the Ravinia Festival, and Stanford Lively Arts. Praised by the Los Angeles Times for its "musical astuteness and virtuoso resources," the Quartet has made regular appearances on National Public Radio's "Performance Today," and has been featured in Chamber Music Magazine as a "Generation X Ensemble to watch." The Quartet members have been widely lauded for their superb performances of traditional chamber repertoire as well as their innovative programming and sincere dedication to music education and outreach.

As Quartet-in-Residence at San Jose State University, the Quartet constitutes the core string faculty of the University's School of Music and Dance. This innovative residency combines the Quartet's strengths in performance and education to effectively serve both the University and the greater San Jose community. Named as "Exemplary Arts Educator" by the California Arts Council, the Quartet's groundbreaking "Call & Response" program has impacted thousands of students in dozens of Bay Area schools. The Cypress Quartet has reached an estimated 100,000 students through educational activities including native Americans in rural New Mexico and inner-city students in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Tickets are $20 for advance purchases, or $25 on the day of the concert (get your tickets early). Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the Gualala Arts Center or at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. For advance credit card purchases by telephone, call the Arts Center at 707-884-1138. For further information visit our website, Those unable to furnish their own transportation may call the Arts Center to request rides to the concert.