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Tokyo String Quartet to perform on Feb. 21

Tokyo String Quartet
The Tokyo String Quartet

The Performing Arts Center will present the Tokyo String Quartet on Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

Long regarded as one of the world’s premier chamber ensembles, the Tokyo String Quartet has announced that the 2012-2013 season will be its last. For its final appearance in Athens, the ensemble will perform a program of quartets by Beethoven, Webern and Schubert.

During its final season, the Tokyo String Quartet will tour the major cities of Europe, including Vienna, Copenhagen, London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Paris, Rome, Moscow and Warsaw, in addition to performing throughout the U.S. The quartet’s final U.S. performance will take place July 6 at Yale University, where the ensemble has been Quartet-in-Residence since 1976.

Officially formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music, the Tokyo String Quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo.

Tickets for the concert, which is part of the Franklin College Chamber Music Series, are $39 with special discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 706-542-4400.