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England’s Fitzwilliam String Quartet to perform in Muncy

By Staff | Feb 17, 2016

Internationally acclaimed chamber ensemble, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, will perform a concert at St. James Episcopal Church in Muncy, on Sunday, February 21, at 2:30 p.m.

The London-based ensemble is one of the longest established string quartets in the world, having been founded at Cambridge University in England in 1968. Long known as interpreters of the music of Shostakovich, the quartet worked personally with the composer both in England and in Russia and has released some twenty CDs. The quartet has had associations with York University in the UK and with Bucknell University, where the quartet returns for periodic residencies.

The Muncy concert will include Fantasia No. 11 by Henry Purcell, Fantazia by Marcham-Stevens, String Quartet in C major, K. 465 by Mozart, and Alle Spagnuole by Alexander Glazunov. Tickets are not required. There will be a retiring collection.

Parking is available behind the church at 215 South Main Street in Muncy. Further information about the quartet visit their website at www.fitzwilliamquartet.org.