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Restoration Concert to Welcome New Hollywood String Quartet

The New Hollywood String Quartet will be returning to the Restoration Concert Series on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m.
The concert is presented by the Restoration Concerts Committee of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and will be held in the historic Library Community Room at 1115 El Centro St. in South Pasadena. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.
The program includes Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 1, “The Kreutzer Sonata” and Antonín Dvočák String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, “The American.”
The New Hollywood String Quartet had its debut concert in Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2001, and has been performing to critical acclaim ever since. Inspired by the great Hollywood String Quartet from over half a century ago, the current members of the quartet are likewise premiere performers of their generation.
The quartet members are Tereza Stanislav on violin, Rafael Rishik on violin, Robert Brophy on viola and Andrew Shulman on cello. Individually, and together as one of the top string quartets in Southern California, they are well known guests at many of the most prestigious concert series in Los Angeles and its environs.
Its members reside in L.A. and have recorded hundreds of film scores, are members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and have decades of chamber music experience between them. The quartet was featured on the Grammy Nominated Disc, “Passing Through” performing Gernot Wolfgang’s “String Theory” for String Quartet. Their most recent recording was for Jeff Beal’s newest album, “The Paper Lined Shack — Things Unseen” for String Quartet.
The Restoration Concerts Committee, a committee of the nonprofit organization, The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, has a goal to bring world-class music at an affordable price to the concertgoers in South Pasadena and surrounding communities. As the name suggests, net proceeds from the concerts fund restorations, enhancements and other benefits to the South Pasadena Library and Community Room.
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First published in the May 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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