Presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, the 5 p.m. recital will include a post-performance reception and meet-and-greet. Tickets are $35, with $10 student tickets. UAB faculty may purchase a limited number of $25 tickets. Faculty and staff may receive a 20 percent discount on single tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
The Jerusalem Quartet carries on the string quartet tradition in a unique manner. The ensemble has found its inner center in a warm, full, human sound and the balance between high and low voices, giving it the freedom both to refine its interpretations of the classical repertoire and to explore the works of new genres and epochs, all while striving for perfection of sound.
Members of the quartet are Alexander Pavlovsky, Sergei Bresler, Ori Kam and Kuril Zlotnikov. They are a regular and beloved guest on the world’s great concert stages and have been especially well-received in North America, where they have performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Washington, D.C. In Europe, the quartet enjoys an enthusiastic reception, having appeared in prominent concert halls such as the Zürich Tonhalle, the Munich Herkulessaal, Wigmore Hall in London and the Parisian Salle Pleyel, as well as special guest performances at the Auditorium du Louvre Paris, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, and festivals like Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Verbier Festival, Rheingau Musikfestival and many more. The quartet’s recordings of Haydn’s string quartets and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” have been honored with numerous awards, such as the Diapason d’Or, the BBC Music Magazine Award for chamber music and the ECHO Klassik.
BBC Music declared the quartet “an absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.”
On the program are Mozart’s Quartet in B-flat Major, K 458 (“The Hunt”), Janacek’s Quartet No. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”) and Beethoven’s Quartet in F-Major, Op. 135.