St. Petersburg String Quartet to perform at Tech
The Louisiana Tech Concert Association will host the St. Petersburg String Quartet to the general public Tuesday, Feb. 1. The St. Petersburg, founded in 1985 at the Leningrad Conservatory, received first prize and “Grand Prix Musica Viva” at the International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne, Australia; first prize at the Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition in Florence, Italy; the silver medal at the Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition; and first prize at the All-Soviet Union String Quartet Competition. Since moving to the United States from Russia in 1997, the quartet has received a Grammy nomination, been recognized for the “Best Record of the Month” by Gramophone and Stereo Review and presented numerous concerts worldwide. Additionally, Lawrence Gibbs, associate professor of music at Tech, will join the quartet in a performance of the Carl von Weber Clarinet Quintet. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium, and tickets are available by contacting the Howard Center Box Office at 318-257-3942. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children under 15 and $5 for Tech students and senior citizens. Special group rates are available for groups of 12 or more. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1:30-4:45 p.m.