Mir Quartet pair up with Cohen for concert

Cecil Giltz Published:

The Kent Classic Arts Fourth Subscription Concert in inaugural season will present the Mir Quartet and Franklin Cohen, principal clarinetist of The Cleveland Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kent State University Auditorium. The program will consist of Mozarts Hunt String Quartet in B flat Major, Bartoks String Quartet no. 5, and Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor.

Cohen has served as the principal clarinetist of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1976 where he has appeared with the orchestra as soloist in more than 80 performances. His work in chamber music has led to collaborations with the Guarneri and the Emerson quartets.

The Mir Quartet, whose members include Joshua Gindele, cellist; Daniel Ching and Sandy Yamamoto, violinists; and John Largess, violist, are faculty-artists-in-residence at the KSU Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and the resident quartet of Kent/Blossom Music. As full-time faculty-artists-in-residence, they teach undergraduate and graduate students, and coach chamber music while continuing their active professional concert careers.

Following the Sunday performance at Kent State, the quartet is scheduled to play at Lincoln Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Theater of the Hart School at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn. International performances are scheduled in Heidelkberg and Nrtingen, Germany.

Tickets for the performance ar $23, $13 for senior citizens and $7 for students.

For tickets, call (330) 672-2244. For more information, call (330) 672-5436.

The Kent Classic Art Series will continue on April 5 with a performance by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Anne Marie McDermott. To purchase tickets, call (330) 672-5436. Tickets also may be purchased at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center ticket office or by calling Ticketmaster at (330) 945-9400 in Summit and Portage counties or (216) 241-5555 in Cuyahoga County.

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