Aviv Quartet makes Louisville Debut       

The Aviv Quartet (photo provided)

The Aviv Quartet (photo provided)

The Aviv Quartet, a wide acclaimed string ensemble from Israel, is coming to Louisville.

The ensemble will perform here, Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m., at University of Louisville School of Music, Comstock Hall. The Chamber Music Society of Louisville is sponsoring the visit.

The Aviv, which will perform works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Ravel, “is rapidly emerging as one of today’s finest chamber ensembles,” wrote Tim Ashley in The Guardian. “Rich, warm and distinctive in sound, their playing combining technical exactitude with instinctive emotional intensity….”

Aviv means “spring” in Hebrew. The word is intended to encompass the Aviv Quartet’s artistic philosophy of stripping away artificial coverings “to reveal true nature, sharper definition and heightened awareness”.

Founded in 1997, the Aviv has performed previously in the United States at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Library of Congress.  It is making only two U.S. appearances on this current international tour, Louisville being one.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online at louisvillechambermusic.eventbrite.com/. General Admission tickets are $25; students, $5 (age limit applies). A talk will precede the performance at 2 p.m. in the School of Music, adjacent to Comstock Hall.

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