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New Zealand String Quartet and Clarinetist James Campbell Continue Ithaca College Concerts Season of 'Collaborations'

ITHACA, NY — In keeping with the 2010–11 Ithaca College Concerts theme of ‘Collaborations,’ the New Zealand String Quartet and clarinetist James Campbell will combine their talents for a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The second of three performances presented by Ithaca College Concerts, the concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The quartet will play works by Shostakovich and Beethoven, and be joined by Campbell for the Mozart clarinet quintet and Allan Gilliland’s “Suite from the Sound,” commissioned by Campbell.

Tickets are on sale at the Ticket Center Ithaca at (607) 273-4497 or (800) 284-8422 or at, and at the door if available. Individual ticket prices are as follow:

  • Children, senior citizens and Ithaca College students — $11
  • Ithaca College alumni, faculty, staff and administrators; Friends of Ithaca College; other students — $19
  • General public — $22

With its dynamic performing style, eloquent communication and beautiful sound, the New Zealand String Quartet has forged a major career in the international chamber music field, earning the acclaim of critics and the delighted response of audiences. The Quartet has particularly distinguished itself through imaginative programming, insightful interpretations of the string quartet repertoire including cycles of composers’ music from Mozart to Berg, and the development of an international audience for important new works from New Zealand composers.

James Campbell has followed his muse to five television specials, more than 40 recordings, over 30 works commissioned, a Juno Award for Stolen Gems [Marquis Records], a Roy Thomson Hall Award, Canada's Artist of the Year and the Order of Canada. Most recently, Campbell received The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, given on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty the Queen to the throne.

The Ithaca College Concerts season will also offer a performance on Feb. 23, 2011, by the Amelia Piano Trio with soprano Hyunah Yu.

For more information about Ithaca College Concerts, call (607) 274-3717.