The Howland Chamber Music Circle’s successful 21st season ends on May 4, with a performance by the Shanghai String Quartet, Weigang Li and Yi-wen Jiang, violin, Honggang Li, viola and Nicholas Tzavaras, cello.

Shanghai String Quartet (Photo courtesy of the artists)
Shanghai String Quartet (Photo courtesy of the artists)

The Shanghai Quartet is renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovations.

Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia.

For their concert at the Howland Center, the members of the quartet have chosen to play Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in D Minor, Op.76, No.2, the String Quartet No. 3 (Leaves from an Unwritten Diary) by Krzysztof Penderecki, Song of the Ch’in by Zhou Long and the String Quartet in E Minor by Giuseppe Verdi.

The concert takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday May 4, at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, followed by a reception to meet the artists.

For ticket information ($30, $10 for students) call 845-297-9243 or visit


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