School of Music
Special Events

School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151

Shanghai Quartet

Sean Duggan


Open bar
5-5:30 p.m.

Sit-down dinner entrée options:

Chicken Maltaise, stuffed with a cranberry-apple cornbread dressing, finished with
an orange essence Hollandaise

Sliced Beef Top Round finished
with a Bordelaise sauce

Eggplant Roulade finished with
marinara sauce and angel hair pasta

Dinners are served with
rolls and butter, mixed green salad, and are accompanied by seasonal grilled vegetables and a twice-baked potato.

Coffee will be served with dessert stations featuring an array of cheesecake, chocolate layer cake and fresh fruit with chocolate fondue.

The Shanghai Quartet

in Residence:
September 30-October 4, 2015
(see details below)

in Concert:
Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Rosch Recital Hall
(please note the venue change)

Mendelssohn Quartet, Op. 80
Traditional and popular Chinese folk songs
Dvořák Piano Quintet, Op. 81
     with Fr. Sean Duggan, piano

Concert tickets only: $35 general/ $12 students
Concert ticket with Pre-Concert Dinner: $75
Mix and Mingle (with open bar) 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Dinner served 5:30 p.m.

Reserved Seating

Buy Tickets

Fredonia Ticket Office: or call 716-673-3501

A pre-concert dinner will be held in the Williams Center with remarks by Special Guest and Fredonia alumna, Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras. Tables of 8 please contact Jennifer Darrell-Sterbak at 716-673-3686. (Must purchase dinner tickets by September 28 at noon.)

This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Stanley and Elizabeth Star and the Williams Visiting Professorship endowment through the Fredonia College Foundation. 


Called "utterly sublime" by The New York Times, the School of Music welcomes The Shanghai Quartet for a week-long residency including class visits, lectures, master classes and a public performance in Rosch Recital Hall, joined by Fredonia piano professor, Sean Duggan. A pre-concert dinner in the Multipurpose Room (Williams Center) with special guest and alumna, Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras, will begin at 5:00 p.m.  

Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, The Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles.  Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music and cutting-edge contemporary works. The Shanghai Quartet is Weigang Li, violin, Yi-Wen Jiang, violin, Honggant Li, viola, and Nicholas Tzavaras, cello.


September 30
Master Class for Chamber Music with Piano
4:00-6:00 p.m. Rosch Recital Hall
October 1

Conversation with The Shanghai Quartet and Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras
3:30-4:30 p.m. Rosch Recital Hall

Solo Instrument Master Classes: Violin, Viola, Cello
5:00-7:00 p.m. Rosch Recital Hall, Diers Recital Hall, Mason Hall 1080

October 2

Master Classes for String Trios and Quartets
3:00-5:00 p.m. Rosch Recital Hall

Workshop: Ensemble Rehearsal Strategies for Pianists
5:15-6:45 p.m. Rosch Recital Hall

October 3

Round Table Discussion: Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras "Opportunities in Music Education"
1:00-1:45 p.m. Mason Hall 2018

Master Class with String Experience students
3:00-4:00 p.m. Rosch Recital Hall


The ensemble will also be the featured guests at String Experience on October 3, a day-long workshop for high school string players. Details and registration:



Bach: St. Matthew Passion with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Gerald Gray, conductor 

The Fredonia Masterworks Chorus, Gerald Gray, director
The Chancel Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Buffalo, James Bigham, Organist/Choirmaster
The Chautauqua Youth Chorus, Marjorie Bohn, director

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
King Concert Hall

Tickets: $25 general / $10 students
Fredonia Ticket Office: or call 716-673-3501


Tickets on sale soon!

This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Williams Visiting Professorship endowment through the Fredonia College Foundation.

Fredonia Campus Ticket Office
(716) 673-3501
Williams Center G-140 

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