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Cello quartet to conclude Abingdon series on April 22

The Rastrelli Cello Quartet will be in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh.

This is the final concert in the 2017-18 Arts at Abingdon Series. Admission is free, with a free-will offering accepted.

The Rastrelli Cello Quartet appeared previously at Abingdon in 2013. The ensemble was formed in 2002 with a mission to perform music “between the genres,” and its programs mix works by Bach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky with that of George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck and Leroy Anderson, a release said. The name of the Quartet is taken from the 18th-century architect Bartholomew Rastrelli, who designed the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the home city of three of the four quartet members.

The Rastrelli Cello Quartet has performed in European concert halls in Munich, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Stuttgart, Minsk, and Bulgaria. In addition to concert tours in Europe, the USA and Russia, the Rastrelli performs at summer music festivals such as the Beetho...

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