Tokyo String Quartet to play at Sac State

For 43 years the Tokyo String Quartet has toured the world, recorded 30 albums, won critical accolades and been welcomed by sellout crowds at its concerts.

Now the group has embarked on a farewell tour and has included California State University, Sacramento on its list of stops.

The quartet — Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda (violins), Kazuhide Isomura (viola) and Clive Greensmith (cello) — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Capistrano Hall’s Music Recital Hall as part of the University’s New Millennium Series of concerts.

The program includes Haydn’s “Quartet in G Major, Op. 77;” Bartok’s “Quartet No. 5″ and Ravel’s “Quartet in F Major.”

Sacramento State Music Professor Andrew Luchansky, director of the New Millennium Series, describes the ensemble as one of the four great quartets of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

He noted that the farewell tour includes stops in Paris and Amsterdam and, while many bid for its appearance, the group included Sacramento State on the trip.

“This was based on their reception here at Sacramento State back in 2008,” said Luchansky. “It’s a testament to our audience and the respect the New Millennium Series has garnered from the world’s finest artists.”

Tickets are $40 general, $20 seniors and $10 students and are available at the university ticket office at 916-278-4323 or

For more information visit or call 916-278-5191.

California State Unversity, Sacramento

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