Award-winning Hugo Wolf Quartett to perform at Purdue

February 18, 2013  


West Lafayette, Ind. – The Hugo Wolf Quartett will perform on Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse. This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

Hailing from the musical haven of Vienna, Austria, the Hugo Wolf Quartett revels in the adventurous and refreshing spirit of Austrian composer Hugo Wolf, who was often referred to as "Wild Wolf." By immersing itself in revered classics, rare repertoire, and specially commissioned works, the quartet mixes Viennese grace and refinement with profound energy and artistic curiosity. Founded in Vienna in 1993, the quartet quickly won such coveted awards as the Special Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the European Chamber Music Prize.

Together, Sebastian Gürtler and Régis Bringolf on violin, Thomas Selditz on viola, and Florian Berner on cello convey a passionate and extraordinary unity of expression. The group's Purdue program includes Franz Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 33, No. 2; Alban Berg's Lyric Suite for String Quartet; and Franz Schubert's String Quartet in G Major, D 887.

Tickets are $26 for adults and $19 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933, 800-914-SHOW or online through www.convocations.org/tickets.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres. Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media. 

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu 

Note to Journalists: A publication-quality photograph is available at http://www.convocations.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/3.jpg

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