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Originally published in Compass, March 28, 2013
Bennewitz String Quartet to perform in Blue Hill

The Blue Hill Concert Association, bringing world-class concerts to Blue Hill for 36 winters, concludes its 2013 season on Sunday, April 7, with a concert by the Bennewitz String Quartet, a Czech Republic ensemble that played in Blue Hill two years ago to great acclaim, according to a news release. The performance will be held in the Blue Hill Congregational Church beginning at 3 p.m.

Founded in 1998 in Prague, the Bennewitz Quartet presents new perspectives of well-known compositions. The quartet has received numerous accolades, among them a special prize at the ARD-Musikwettbewerb Munchen in 2004, the Gold Medal at the Osaka String Quartet Competition 2005, and the 1st prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani 2008 competition in Italy.

The concert in Blue Hill will feature Mozart’s string quartet K468 “Hunt,” Bartók’s Quartet no. 3, and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden.” Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information or to purchase a season subscription, visit or call 374-5196.