Jamestown Concert Association will begin the 2010-11 season with a concert by the St. Petersburg Quartet on Friday, Oct, 22, at 8 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St.
One of the world's leading string quartets, the St. Petersburg was founded in 1985 as the Leningrad Quartet by Alla Aranovskaya, Alla Krolevich and Leonid Shukayev, all graduates of the Leningrad Conservatory. The Quartet blazed a trail through international chamber music competitions, winning First Prize at the All-Soviet Union String Quartet Competition, and the Silver Medal in addition to a Special Prize at the Tokyo International Competition of Chamber Ensembles. The group also won First Prize and both Special Prizes at the Vittorio Gui International Competition for Chamber Ensembles in Florence, Italy, and First Prize and the "Grand Prix Musica Viva" at the International Competition for Chamber Ensembles in Melbourne, Australia.
The program for the evening will include music by Arensky, Tsintsadze's Miniatures on Jewish Folk Tunes and Dvorak's "American" Quartet.
Tickets may be purchased at the Reg Lenna Box Office, For more information, call the box office at (716) 484.7070.