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Classical pianist Andreas Klein performs with Cuarteto Casals Feb. 11

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Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Nov. 29, 2010—Dynamic solo pianist Andreas Klein and acclaimed Spanish string quartet Cuarteto Casals combine talents to present an unforgettable evening of classical music Feb. 11 in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $35 and $25; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

The New York Times calls Klein “a fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four T’s of pianism.” Klein has played in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall. His recordings include “Dancing Through Time” and “Beethoven and Berg.” He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and complemented his studies with the legendary Claudio Aarrau and Nikita Magaloff. Visit andreasklein.com to learn more.

Founded in Madrid in 1997, Cuarteto Casals has quickly become recognized as one of Europe’s most distinguished string quartets. The ensemble has received extensive critical acclaim and won top prizes, including first prizes at the 2000 London and at the 2002 Johannes Brahms International String Quartet Competitions. The quartet has accompanied the king and queen of Spain on official state visit, and in 2006 received Spain’s National Music Award—the highest distinction for musicians in Spain. Visit cuarteto-casals.com to learn more.

North Central College’s 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors.

This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

11-16-2010