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Shanghai Quartet performs with pianist Qing Jiang

The Shanghai Quartet with Qing Jiang, piano will perform Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

They will perform Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op. 12, Penderecki’s Quartet No. 3 (commissioned by the Shanghai Quartet), and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34.

There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby.

Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of the Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music and cutting-edge contemporary works.

About Featured Pianist, Qing Jiang
Praised by The New York Times as a “fiery musician” whose playing is “vigorous and passionate,” pianist Qing Jiang enjoys a diverse career in solo, chamber and contemporary music. A dynamic chamber musician, Jiang has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Anthony Marwood and Gilbert Kalish, as well as with members of the Peabody Trio and the Emerson, Juilliard, Shanghai, Kronos, Left Bank and Parker string quartets.

A native of China, Jiang is a graduate of Juilliard School, New England Conservatory of Music and Arizona State University, under the tutelage of Robert McDonald, Wha Kyung Byun, Caio Pagano and Patricia Zander. She is assistant professor of music, piano at Bucknell University, and piano faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival. Jiang was the first Chinese recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke National Arts Scholarship.

Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.

Please note that tickets are available in the main auditorium only; the balcony will be closed.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at

The next performance in the Weis Center’s 2017-18 Season will be a holiday concert, “Celebrating the Holydays” by Sweet Honey in the Rock on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

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