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French Chamber Sextet Sets UW Concert

April 21, 2011
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The Stanislas Sextet performs April 28 at the University of Wyoming (Stanislas Sextet)

The Stanislas Sextet, chamber musicians from France, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. 

Tickets, $7.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students and senior citizens, are available at the Fine Arts Box Office.

The program will include two blockbuster chamber music masterpieces: Mendelssohn's "String Octet," in collaboration with the UW String Faculty's Summit Chamber Players, and Tchaikovsky's sweeping "Souvenir de Florence."

The Stanislas Sextet brings together members of the French-based string quartet, the Quatuor Stanislas and two American musicians, violinist John Fadial and cellist Beth Vanderborgh, both UW faculty members. Since first performing in 1996, the sextet has enjoyed many fruitful collaborations and has performed regularly on both sides of the Atlantic.

The sextet's other members are: Laurent Causse, violin and viola; Bertrand Menut, violin; Marie Triplet, viola; and Jean de Spengler, cello.

The sextet will be in residence with the UW Department of Music for five days of rehearsals, master classes and discussions.

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