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For Love Of Quartets: A Talk with Juilliard First Violinist Areta Zhulla

Claudio Papapietro

On Saturday March 16, the Juilliard String Quartet will return to West Michigan to perform on the Fontanaseries. First violinist Areta Zhulla, the newest member of the group (she joined last year), tells Cara Lieurance that her roots with the Juilliard School and the famous quartet are deep: both were a primary source of learning and mentorship in her life.

Zhulla introduces the pieces on the program (works of Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven), and they discuss the importance of regularly championing and commissioning new works for string quartet.

The Juilliard String Quartet's concert is at the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University on Saturday, Mar 16 at 7:30 pm. 

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Cara Lieurance is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on 1021 WMUK and covers local arts & culture on Let's Hear It on 89.9 Classical WMUK weekday mornings at 10 - 11 am.
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