Regional Spotlight: Jupiter String Quartet and clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
March 10, 2011
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St. Paul, Minn. — "I want to go where everybody knows my name..."

The TV show CHEERS - unfussy, filled with friendly if quirky characters and a joy to watch - was very much like the Mozart Clarinet Quintet.

From the first musical theme Mozart makes you feel like you're right at home.

The piece is filled with friendly and quirky themes and is also a joy to listen to - especially in the concert performance from a Music in the Park recital last month with the Jupiter String Quartet and clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester.

Their performance is in this week's Regional Spotlight.

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(The encore is "Oblivion" by Astor Piazolla.)

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