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La Catrina Quartet will bring string quartets from Mexico and Peru, plus Haydn, Dvorak

La Catrina Quartet brings Latin American string quartets by Mexico's Silvestre Revueltas and Peruvian-American Gabriela Lena Frank to Meany Theater, along with classic quartets by Haydn and Dvorak, on Oct. 30, 2012.

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La Catrina Quartet

New Mexico-based La Catrina Quartet offers something different: string-quartet repertory with a Latin American flavor.

Their Tuesday concert features works by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas ("Musica de Feria": a compact three-movement quartet that practically combusts its way out of its nine-minute confines) and Peruvian-American composer Gabriela Lena Frank ("Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout" for string quartet, whose title perfectly captures the piece's blend of Western scoring and haunting Andean folk melody).

Also on the program: Haydn's winsome String Quartet No. 53 ("The Lark") and Dvorak's String Quartet No. 12 ("American"), inspired by his stay in Iowa in 1893 and written just after his New World Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $20-$35 (206-543-4880 or

Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts writer

This story, published Oct. 29, 2012, was corrected Oct. 29, 2012. An earlier version of the story gave the wrong showtime for La Catrina Quartet's performance; it is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

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