Julliard String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, or Saturday, March 12

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In a Nutshell

The Julliard String Quartet bids farewell to Joel Krosnic—its cellist of 40 years—during a pair of performances

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The Deal

  • $12.50 for one general-admission ticket (up to $25 value)

Dates and Locations

  • Las Cruces, NM, on Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
  • El Paso, TX, on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Julliard String Quartet

  • When the quartet was founded: 1946
  • When it hit its stride: right now, according to The Boston Globe
  • The quartet’s mission since day one: to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new.”
  • They were the first group to: play all six of Bartok’s quartets in the United States. The concert, unfortunately, did not make Bartok appear in a puff of smoke.
  • When they’re not onstage: they’re offering classes, open rehearsals, and internationally recognized seminars
  • The occasion for these concerts: The quartet bids farewell to its cellist of more than 40 years, Joel Krosnick, who is retiring from the stage to teach full-time at the Julliard School.
  • Who will fill Krosnick’s shoes? Julliard alum and Shostakovich Competition gold medalist Astrid Schween will step up as the quartet’s new cellist in the fall of 2016.

El Paso Pro-Musica

It's hard to imagine going bigger than Handel's Messiah, but for El Paso Pro-Musica, it was only the beginning. Since its first, Hallelujah-filled concert in 1977, the organization has brought renowned artists from around the world to the El Paso and Las Cruces communities—and, thanks to NPR's live broadcasts of the their annual chamber music festival, to listeners across the country. Current Artistic Director Zuill Bailey calls on his globe-trotting career as a concert cellist and his impressive musical education to lead both the company's artistic arm and its ambitious outreach efforts, which include musical "informances," pre-concert talks, master classes, and a willingness to patiently explain the difference between violins and violas hundreds of times over.

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