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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Klang String Quartet Offers Free Afternoon Concert at NJIT

The Klang String Quartet with its unique blend of musical interests and influences (Klang in German means sound) is scheduled to perform on Feb. 16, 2011 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m. The event is part of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum’s celebration of creativity in all its forms. Performers are Matthew Goeke (cello), Gregor Kitzis (violin), Rieko Kawabata (violin), and Yi-Ping Yang (viola). The performance is free and open to the public.

The individual members of this new ensemble have performed with early music groups such as the Arcadia Baroque Ensemble, the New England Bach Festival and the Grand Tour Orchestra, with major symphony orchestras, and with rock, jazz and pop icons ranging from David Bowie, Enya, David Byrne, Iggy Pop and Mixx 22 to Don Byron, Anthony Braxton and the George Gee Swing Orchestra. They have also recorded on a number of labels, and their TV appearances include Saturday Night Live and the David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Rosie O'Donnell and Jay Leno shows.

Members of the quartet have had stellar careers as solo performers and with other ensembles for many years. Now, after numerous appearances that include national and international chamber music and jazz festivals, they have united to greet audiences together with a resounding Klang! 

Co-sponsors: NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College and Sigma Xi. For more information: contact Jay Kappraff, kappraff@adm.njit.edu or 973-596-3490. Visit the NJIT Technology and Society Forum on the Web at http://tsf.njit.edu. Previous Forum presentations are available at http://itunes.njit.edu; search for “Technology and Society Forum.”

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.