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Jerusalem Quartet to present classical works by Haydn, Bartok, and Dvorak

Oct 12, 2015 09:21AM ● By Erica Shames

The Jerusalem Quartet will present classical works by Haydn, Bartok, and Dvorak on Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA.

The Jerusalem Quartet is: Alexander Pavlovsky, violin, Sergei Bresler, violin, Ori Kam, viola and Kyril Zlotnikov, cello.

Hailed by The Strad as “one of the young, yet great quartets of our time,” the Quartet has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision. The ensemble has won audiences the world over, both in concert and on their recordings for the Harmonia Mundi label.

The Jerusalem Quartet is a record three-time recipient of BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Music Award, for their recordings of Mozart (2012), Haydn (2010) and Shostakovich (2007). The quartet’s recording of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and Quartettsatz in C minor was featured as Editor’s Choice in the July 2008 edition of Gramophone, and was also awarded an ECHO Classic chamber music award in 2009. The Quartet records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi.

BBC Music Magazine says of the Quartet, “An absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.”

In 2003, they received the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, and were part of the first ever BBC New Generation Artists scheme between 1999 and 2001.

The Jerusalem Quartet formed while its members were students at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance. They quickly found a shared commitment to the music that has not only endured, but has propelled them to the highest level of performance.

While at the Weis Center, they will perform: Haydn: String Quartet in G-Major, Op. 77, No. 1, Bartok: String Quartet No. 5, and Dvorak: String Quartet in F-Major, Op. 96 ("The American").

Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000. Please note that chamber seating will be offered for this performance in the main auditorium only; the balcony will be closed.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or

The next event in the Weis Center’s 2015-16 Series is a bluegrass/newgrass/folk performance by Alison Brown Quartet as part of Bucknell’s Homecoming Weekend festivities on Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit or

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