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Mandelring Quartet, marimba perform Brookings concert

The Mandelring Quartet will present classical music during a Friends of Music concert Sunday afternoon at Calvary Assembly of God.
The Mandelring Quartet will present classical music during a Friends of Music concert Sunday afternoon at Calvary Assembly of God.
Katarzyna Mycka, on marimba, will join the Mandelring Quartet for a Friends of Music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Calvary Assembly of God, 518 Fir St., Brookings.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and free for students. Tickets are available at the door.

The Mandelring Quartet – Sebastian Schmidt, violin; Nanette Schmidt, violin; Roland Glassl, viola; and Bernhard Schmidt, cello – has emerged in recent years as one of the leading string quartets of the younger generation and has performed at the world’s most prestigious concert halls. In addition to regular concert engagements throughout Germany, The Mandelring Quartet tours many of the major European concert centers.

Mycka, marimba soloist and chamber musician, claims the marimba is the ideal medium for making musical statements. In recent years, she has expended a great deal of time and enthusiasm in re-establishing the marimba’s popularity as a solo instrument. One major contribution to this was the foundation of the “International Katarzyna Mycka Marimba Academy (IKMMA)” in 2003.

The program will include Felix Mendelssohn’s “Bartholdy String Quartet in D major Op. 44 No.1,” Emmanuel Séjourné’s “Concerto for Marimba and String Quartet,” Claude Debussy’s “String Quartet in G minor op. 10,” and Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba and String Quartet.”

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