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Tokyo String Quartet to play at the MACC

By Staff | Jan 28, 2010

KAHULUI — The Tokyo String Quartet will perform on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.

The quartet has captivated audiences and critics alike since it was founded almost 40 years ago.

Regarded as one of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world, the quartet — Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda (violins), Kazuhide Isomura (viola) and Clive Greensmith (cello) — has collaborated with a remarkable array of artists and composers, produced critically acclaimed recordings and established a distinguished teaching record.

Performing over 100 concerts worldwide each season, the Tokyo String Quartet has a devoted international following.

The group has kicked off an ambitious three-year cycle to perform Beethoven’s 16 soaring string quartets.

“Musical integrity… lies at the heart of the Tokyo String Quartet’s approach, and it is more than worthy of its status as one of the world’s great quartets,” commented a critic from The Australian.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hawaii Association of Music Societies and the Grand Wailea Resort.

For tickets — $12, $25 or $37 — call the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Box Office at 242-SHOW.