Shanghai Quartet Returns to Kasser

The Shanghai Quartet is coming back to the Kasser Theater for a great performance in February of 2015. Expect works from Beethoven, Ravel and Du Yun.

Shanghai Quartet performs with Peak Performances.

The Shanghai Quartet is coming back to the Kasser stage on Sunday, Feb. 8 for what is sure to be another breathtaking performance.

This performance will host works of Beethoven, Ravel and Du Yun. The Shanghai Quartet contains Weigang Li on violin, Yi-Wen Jiang on violin, Honggang Li on viola and Nicholas Tzavaras on cello.

According to the Peak Performances website, “The New York Times called Shanghai Quartet’s performance of the Ravel String Quartet in F ‘passionate…driven, elegant and nuanced.’  In this program, the Quartet pairs it with Beethoven’s String Quartet no. 12 in E-flat Major, op. 127, and the world premiere of a new work by acclaimed young composer Du Yun.  Tentatively titled Tattooed in Snow, the new work is inspired by the temporary and fragile crystallization of art in nature and in space, as well as by chant and poetry.”

Violin and bow
© Rui Matos | Dreamstime Stock Photos

The Shanghai Quartet’s show will be 105 minutes, including one intermission.

The Shanghai Quartet will be performing on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available online at or at the Kasser Theater box office for $20. Undergraduate students at Montclair State also receive one free ticket to the show with a valid student I.D.

Refreshments are available at the concession stand before the performance but no food or drink is permitted inside the theater at any time. For light foods and coffee, Cafe Diem is located in close proximity to the theater and connected to the library. For a full menu available 24/7, the Red Hawk Diner is located on the far end of campus.

Parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck as well as the Transit Parking Deck across campus. Public transportation that runs directly in front of the Kasser Theater is also available. If you are traveling in from the city, Peak Performances is now offering a Peak Bus. Peak Performances runs a charter bus service to and from Manhattan for all Saturday and Sunday performances, and tickets can be purchased along with your show tickets.


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