November 14, 2001
Masterpieces surface with Sun Quartet at CSUS
Darker and richer than most works in
C major, Mozart's Quintet is among the most strikingly expressive
of his later works and the California State University, Sacramento's
Sun Quartet will present their take on Mozart's classic at
8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19. The concert takes place in Capistrano
"What's unique about this masterpiece is that is basically
a string quartet written with the addition of a viola,"
says Andrew Luchansky, CSUS professor and Sun Quartet cellist.
The added viola broadens the texture of Mozart's piece. It
augments rushing scale passages that accompany typically quiet
dialogues in quartet composition techniques to create dramatic
At the concert, the Sun Quartet will also play Debussy's Quartet
in G minor. This is the only string quartet Debussy ever wrote
and is considered by many to be masterpiece.
"It's a beautiful impressionist piece and at the same
time it's very romantic. It also has some jazzy elements.
It's a very monumental piece and we have been having a ball
with it," says Luchansky.
Contributing to all the fun is the newest Sun quartet member,
internationally recognized violinist Ian Swensen.
"I feel like the Sun Quartet is at a new level. People
who have heard our rehearsals are giving us rave reviews.
At this concert we also have a special guest artist Ben Simon,
so it's exciting," says Luchansky.
Tickets for the concert are $6 general and $4 for students
and seniors. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office
at (916) 278-4323. Media assistance is available by contacting
CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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