November 9th Concert

A Rare chance to hear an accordion quintet!

Maria Vlasova
Maria Vlasova


In 2002, the Fine Arts Quartet commissioned “Quintet for String Quartet and Bayan” by  the Russian composer Efrem Podgaits. The bayan is somewhat similar to the western accordion but has a different tone color, much fuller bass sound, greater range and purity of tone, and preferred by virtuosi for classical music.

Joseph Haydn – String Quartet, Op 77, No 1
Philip Glass – String Quartet No 2
Efim Podgaits – Quintet for String Quartet and bayan accordion

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Join us at the Zelazo Center at 3 PM – November 9th

Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature at the UWM Peck School of the Arts will host pre-concert talks beginning at 2:00 p.m. before each concert.

The Quartet holds open rehearsals in the Helen Bader Concert Hall at the Zelazo Center at noon the Saturday before each concert (June and next season.)

Arrange for concert tickets through the University of Milwaukee – Peck School of the Arts web site – Tickets and other information
Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 11am-7pm and one hour before performances.

Supporting the quartet's appearances in Millwaukee