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      Date(s) - 11/19/2023
      4:00 pm

      South Pasadena Public Library Community Room


      6 people with string instruments

      Restoration Concert Featuring The New Hollywood String Quartet, Brian Schuldt and Meredith Crawford (Photo – Restoration Concerts Committee)

      The Restoration Concert on Sunday, November 19 will feature the New Hollywood String Quartet performing Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Major op. 11.

      Cellist Brian Schuldt and Violist Meredith Crawford will join the NHSQ for Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) op. 4 for String Sextet. The concert is presented by the Restoration Concerts Committee of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.

      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 NHSQ are likewise premiere performers of their generation. The quartet members are Tereza Stanislav – violin, Rafael Rishik -violin, Robert Brophy – viola, and Andrew Shulman – 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 Los Angeles 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 NHSQ was featured on the Grammy Nominated Disc, “Passing Through” performing Gernot Wolfgang’s “String Theory” for String Quartet. They’re most recent recording was for Jeff Beal’s newest album The Paper Lined Shack – ‘Things Unseen’ for String Quartet.

      As a founding member of the Felici Piano Trio, Brian Schuldt has performed hundreds of critically-acclaimed concerts in the U.S., Europe, and South America. Brian was the cellist of the Arcadia String Quartet, which won the grand prize of the 1995 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Indiana University Kuttner Quartet Scholarship. He has appeared as a soloist with the Oak Ridge Symphony, Auburn Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Eastern Sierra Symphony, and the Chamber Orchestra “Cantelli” of Milan, Italy. He has served as guest principal cellist for the Fresno Philharmonic and Reno Chamber Orchestra.

      Meredith Crawford is a Los Angeles-based violist who values the variety and vibrancy in her career that LA has to offer, and consistently demonstrates her value for emotional connection with her audience through her authentic connection with the music she performs. At the age of 22 – before the completion of her senior year at Oberlin Conservatory – she won her first orchestral audition and a seat with Pacific Symphony, an ensemble beloved in its home of Orange County and gaining recognition and praise nationally and internationally. She subsequently moved up the ranks in her section, winning the Assistant Principal chair in 2012, followed by the Principal chair – her current position – in 2018. Crawford is also an avid chamber musician and is the resident violist of the Salastina Society, one of LA’s most innovative, inclusive and forward-thinking musical organizations.


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