Behind The Strings—The Shanghai Quartet, Documentary Film

Behind The Strings—The Shanghai Quartet, Documentary Film

December 8, 2019
5:00 - 6:15 PM

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When Mao’s Cultural Revolution ended, China’s door cracked open. Four young, classically trained musicians seized the opportunity to flee to the West. As the Shanghai Quartet, they’ve performed for 35 years in the U.S. and around the world. Behind the Strings tells you how they got there, and the price they pay to stay on top.
 
A special premiere screening of this documentary will be presented prior to the Shanghai Quartet’s live performance. FREE (RSVP requested) for Concert ticket holders. Light dinner provided in between.

Evening Schedule

5:00 – 6:15 PM: Kreeger Auditorium | Documentary, Behind The Strings—The Shanghai Quartet

6:15 – 7:15 PM: Goldman Gallery | Light Supper Reception
Meal courtesy of Beryl and Carl Tretter; Desserts courtesy of Seasons 52*
*Food from Seasons 52 is dairy, but was not prepared in a kitchen under kosher supervision.
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7:30 PM: Kreeger Auditorium | Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert
Shanghai Quartet & Alexander Fiterstein
String Quartet + Clarinet
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Program:
BEETHOVEN       Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
MOZART              Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

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