Cavani Quartet plays Shostakovich, Schubert, Mendelssohn at University of Colorado

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Photo: Cavani String QuartetThe Cavani String Quartet performs Sunday and Monday at Grusin Hall on the University of Colorado campus.

The program starts at 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday:

  • Schubert: String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat Major
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9
  • Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B Flat Major

Erika Eckert, CU’s professor of viola and a former member of the quartet, will join the musicians for the Mendelssohn piece.

The Cavani Quartet formed in 1984. The ensemble's bio includes residencies at the Aspen Music Festival, performances on NPR and PBS, a collaboration with Itzhak Perlman and a project in which the group performed Beethoven's quartets at 16 libraries throughout its home city, Cleveland.

For more about the music on the program, click the audio above to hear CPR Classical’s Charley Samson discuss what made Dmitri Shostakovich one of the great string quartet composers of the 20th century.

Watch the Cavani Quartet perform in a mutlimedia presentation of composer Albert Glinsky’s "Canandaigua Quartet:"