St. Lawrence String Quartet

USA
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Thursday, April 14, 2016 . 8PM
St. Lawrence String Quartet
St. Lawrence String Quartet photo by Leonardo Mascaro
Principal People: 

Violin Geoff Nuttall

Violin Owen Dalby

Viola Lesley Robertson

Cello Christopher Costanza

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The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation. Its mission: bring every piece of music to the audience in vivid color, with pronounced communication, imaginative and spontaneous music making, and an energetic commitment to the composer, whether established or new. “Here is an ensemble that projects an irresistible exuberance in performances,” writes The Boston Globe, “and links that sense of joy with artistry of subtlety and finesse.”

Geoff Nuttall, violin; Owen Dalby, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello will be joined on stage by Excelsa, the University of Maryland School of Music Graduate String Quartet.

Program

  • Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 23 in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5
  • Dmitry Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 (with Excelsa)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Op. 112

“The St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection.” —The New Yorker (Alex Ross)

This performance of St. Lawrence String Quartet is generously underwritten by Richard and Sarah Bourne.

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Video of the St. Lawrence String Quartet performing “Scherzo”