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Fearless foursome

The Vogler Quartet was formed in East Berlin, in the days before the Berlin Wall came down. All four musicians, who trained at the Hanns Eisler Music Institute in Berlin, are still together. They maintain a crammed concert schedule, and just to top off their international reputation, they head up the Vogler Chamber Music Festival, which takes place every spring in Ireland.

Specializing in contemporary music, the Vogler once pulled off a critically acclaimed performance of Morton Feldman's five-hour-long string quartet. They have collaborated with the Arditti Quartet, mainstays at the University at Buffalo's June in Buffalo festival.

Tuesday, the quartet is coming to town to play Beethoven, making its debut in the Slee Beethoven Quartet Cycle. On tap: the Quartet in A, Op. 18 No. 5, and the Quartet in B Flat, Op. 130.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is $12 in advance, $20 on the day of the performance. For information, call 645-2921.

-- Mary Kunz Goldman

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