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March 12, 2004


St. Petersburg String Quartet to Perform at UW-River Falls

The St. Petersburg String Quartet will perform on April 7 at the UW-River Falls Abbott Concert Hall as the seventh installment of the Wyman Concerts and Lectures Series.

The quartet was founded as the Leningrad Quartet by Alla Aranovskaya and Leonid Shukaev, graduates of the Leningrad Conservatory. They changed the name of the quartet when Leningrad reverted to its former name.

They have won many international awards for their performances of classical music, including a Grammy nomination and Best Record honors in both "Stereo Review" and "Gramophone" magazines.

This season the group is commemorating the 300th anniversary of its namesake city by performing music honoring the arts of St. Petersburg.

Aranovskaya plays the first violin; Shukaev plays the cello; David Chemyavsky plays second violin; and Aleksey Koptev plays the viola.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. on April 7. Tickets are $5 for non-students.For more information, call 715/425-4911.

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