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Friday, 22nd May 2009
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Tokyo String Quartet to perform in Sapporo

The Tokyo String Quartet will be among the performers at this year's Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.

Taking place between July 15th and 26th, the festival will feature performances by maestros from all over the world.

The Tokyo String Quartet, a touring ensemble now in its 40th year of existence, will perform at noon on the first day of the festival at the Sapporo Concert Hall.

Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda are on first and second violin respectively, with Clive Greensmith on cello and Kazuhide Isomura on viola.

The foursome will also perform with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra on Friday July 17th.

Other shows that are open to the public during the festival include a piano recital by Andre Watts, the Odori Park Concert featuring conductor Hans Peter Ochsenhofer and a picnic concert in memory of festival founder Leonard Bernstein.

Audiences in New Zealand will have the opportunity to be entertained by the Tokyo String Quartet next month.

The ensemble will perform in Auckland on June 5th followed by a show in Wellington the next day, the National Business Review reports.