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String quartet welcomes pianist

The Spokane String Quartet will open its 2010-’11 season with a special guest on a special day.

Internationally known pianist Armen Guzelimian will join the quartet for a concert Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

The quartet typically performs on Sunday afternoons, but is shifting its schedule to accommodate Guzelimian, who has appeared with the likes of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Thomas Hampson.

He also is a member of Trio Nareg, which presents works by Armenian composers as well as classical composers.

On Friday, he will join Spokane String Quartet first violinist Mateusz Wolski for Cyril Scott’s “Lotus Land,” and the rest of the group for a piano trio by Joseph Haydn and a piano quartet by Antonin Dvorak.

Works by contemporary composers Alan Hovhaness and Artur Avanseov also are on the program.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, through the Fox box office (509-624-1200) and TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT,