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2017

FACULTY

Each summer, the SLSQ welcomes guests to join the seminar's esteemed faculty. The 2017 faculty included: Osvaldo Golijov (composer), Daniel Philips (violin), Maria Lambros (viola), Michael Kannen (cello), Alasdair Tait (cello), Tara Helen O'Connor (flute), Pedja Muzijevic (piano), Stephen Prutsman (piano), Erika Switzer (piano), June Goldsmith (guest speaker), Gregory Wait (conductor), and special guest Tyler Duncan (Baritone).

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Sunday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. | Campbell Recital Hall
Osvaldo Golivjov with Tyler Duncan (baritone) and Erika Switzer (piano)

 

CONCERTS

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series
Monday, June 26 at 12:15 pm | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series 
Wednesday, June 28 at 12:15 pm  | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.  

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series

Friday, June 30 at 12:15 pm | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.

Azure Family Concert: Strings of Summer

Friday, June 30 at 4:30 pm. Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center
Classical music presented by musicians of the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar – These free AZURE events are fun, friendly, and engaging 50-minute performances tailored for children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. Parents, family members, and caregivers are welcome.

International Showcase

Saturday, July 1 at 2:30 p.m. Bing Concert Hall
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live. The International Showcase featured four up-and-coming string quartets selected during the seminar: Tesla Quartet, Julius Quartet, Auner Quartett, Invoke, Omer Quartet.

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar Final Concert
Sunday, July 2 at 11 a.m. Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center
A “marathon” performance by all seminar groups including professionals, students, and adult amateurs. 

MASTERCLASSES

All masterclasses took place in Bruan Music Center on Monday June 26 through Thursday, June 30 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., and were free and open to the public.

SLSQ and guest faculty critique performances by the musicians of the Chamber Music Seminar

2016

FACULTY

Each summer, the SLSQ welcomes guests to join the seminar's esteemed faculty. The 2016 faculty included: Michael Kannen (cello), Maria Lambros (viola), Pedja Muzijevic (piano), Tara Helen O'Connor (flute), James Parker (piano), Annalee Patipatanakoon (violin) Daniel Philips (violin), Stephen Prutsman (piano), June Goldsmith (guest speaker), Jesse Rodin (conductor), and special guest speaker Samuel Zygmuntowicz (Violinmaker).

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Sunday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. | Campbell Recital Hall
Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Violinmaker

CONCERTS

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series
Monday, June 20 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series 
Wednesday, June 22 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.  

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series

Friday, June 24 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.

Azure Family Concert: Strings of Summer

Friday, June 24 at 4:30 pm. Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center
Classical music presented by musicians of the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar – These free AZURE events are fun, friendly, and engaging 50-minute performances tailored for children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. Parents, family members, and caregivers are welcome.

International Showcase

Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. Bing Concert Hall
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live. The International Showcase featured four up-and-coming string quartets selected during the seminar: Puck Quartet, Rolston Quartet, Telegraph Quartet.

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar Final Concert
Sunday, June 26 at 11 a.m. Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center
A “marathon” performance by all seminar groups including professionals, students, and adult amateurs. 

MASTERCLASSES

All masterclasses took place in Bruan Music Center from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., and were free and open to the public.

SLSQ and guest faculty critique performances by the musicians of the Chamber Music Seminar

Monday, June 20: Masterclass 1

Tuesday, June 21:  Masterclass 2

Wednesday, June 22:  Masterclass 3a & 3b

Thursday, June 23: Masterclass 4a & 4b

2015

FACULTY

Each summer, the SLSQ welcomes guests to join the seminar's esteemed faculty. The 2015 faculty included: Martin Beaver (violin), Pedja Muzijevic (piano), Tara Helen O'Connor (flute), Masumi Per Rostad (violin), Daniel Philips (violin), Stephen Prutsman (piano), Jesse Irons (violin / guest speaker), June Goldsmith (guest speaker), Gregory Wait (conductor), and special guest speaker John Adams (composer).

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Sunday, June 21 at 2:30 p.m. | Campbell Recital Hall
A Conversation with John Adams (composer)

CONCERTS

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series
Monday, June 22 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series 
Wednesday, June 24 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.  

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series
Friday, June 26 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.

Azure Family Concert: Strings of Summer
Saturday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center
Classical music presented by musicians of the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar – These free AZURE events are fun, friendly, and engaging 50-minute performances tailored for children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. Parents, family members, and caregivers are welcome.

International Showcase
Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Bing Concert Hall
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live. The International Showcase featured four up-and-coming string quartets selected during the seminar: 
Gasshauer Trio, Amarok Ensemble, Meadowlark Trio

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar Final Concert
Sunday, June 28 at 11 a.m. Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center
A “marathon” performance by all seminar groups including professionals, students, and adult amateurs. 

MASTERCLASSES

All masterclasses took place in Bruan Music Center from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., and were free and open to the public.

SLSQ and guest faculty critique performances by the musicians of the Chamber Music Seminar

Monday, June 22: Masterclass 1

Tuesday, June 23:  Masterclass 2

Wednesday, June 24:  Masterclass 3a & 3b

Thursday, June 25: Masterclass 4a & 4b

2014

FACULTY

Each summer, the SLSQ welcomes guests to join the seminar's esteemed faculty. The 2014 faculty included: The Gryphon Trio, Nina Lee (cello), Pedja Muzijevic (piano), Stephen Prutsman (piano):  Stephen Sano (conductor), Dr. Lisa Wong (guest speaker), and Keynote Recital and Talk featuring Tyler Duncan (baritone).

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Sunday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. | Campbell Recital Hall
Keynote Recital and Talk featuring Tyler Duncan (baritone)

CONCERTS

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series
Program 1: St. Lawrence String Quartet, Tyler Duncan (baritone), Pedja Muzijevic (piano) 
Monday, June 23 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live. 
Barber:  Dover Beach for Baritone and Strings, Op. 3 (SLSQ and Tyler Duncan); Verdi: String Quartet in E minor (SLSQ); Mozart: “Hai gia vinta la causa” from Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Tyler Duncan and Pedja Muzijevic) 

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series 
Program 2: St. Lawrence String Quartet, Pedja Muzijevic (piano), Stephen Prutsman (piano), James Parker (piano), Emely Phelps (piano) 
Wednesday, June 25 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live. 
Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 1 (SLSQ); Czerny: Concert Quartet for 4 Pianos, Op. 230 (all four pianists) 

St. Lawrence String Quartet Summer Concert Series
Program 3: Gryphon Trio, Chris Costanza (cello), Nina Lee (cello), Pedja Muzijevic (piano), Stephen Prutsman (piano) 

Friday, June 27 at noon | Bing Concert Hall 
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live.
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Op. 21 (Pedja Muzijevic and Stephen Prutsman, 4 hands piano); Menotti: 3rd Movement from Suite for Two Cellos and Piano; Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor (Gryphon Trio)

Azure Family Concert: Strings of Summer
Saturday, June 28 at 4 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center
Classical music presented by musicians of the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar – These free AZURE events are fun, friendly, and engaging 50-minute performances tailored for children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. Parents, family members, and caregivers are welcome. | Join the Azure Concerts mailing list for more information on Azure Family Concerts: email here.

International Showcase
Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. Bing Concert Hall
Presented by Stanford Department of Music and Stanford Live. The International Showcase featured four up-and-coming string quartets selected during the seminar: The Diligent String Quartet, Excelsa String Quartet, Neave Piano Trio, Trio Cleonice

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar Final Concert
Sunday, June 29 at 11 a.m. Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center
A “marathon” performance by all seminar groups including professionals, students, and adult amateurs. 

MASTERCLASSES

All masterclasses took place in Bruan Music Center from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., and were free and open to the public.

SLSQ and guest faculty critique performances by the musicians of the Chamber Music Seminar

Monday, June 23: Masterclass 1

Tuesday, June 24:  Masterclass 2

Wednesday, June 25:  Masterclass 3 & 4

Thursday, June 26: Masterclass 5 & 6

 

2013

FACULTY

Each summer, the SLSQ welcomes guests to join the seminar’s esteemed faculty. The 2013 faculty included: Mark Fewer (violin), Nina Lee (ecllo, Brentano String Quartet), Pedja Muzijevic (piano), Stephen Prutsman (piano) Mikael Ringquist (percussionist), Special Guest Presenter: Georges Zeisel, Director and Founder, ProQuartet, Paris, and composter and Keynote speaker Rob Kapilow.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Sunday, June 23 at 2:30 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Rob Kapilow: Instructions for Living a Musical Life
For over 20 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music — and unraveled some of its mysteries — to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear.

CONCERTS

Monday, June 24 at 12:00 noon | Bing Concert Hall
4-hands Piano (Stephen Prutsman and Pedja Muzijevic), Solo Piano (Pedja Muzijevic), and SLSQ

Wednesday, June 26 at 12:00 noon | Bing Concert Hall
Piano Trio (Mark Fewer, Nina Lee, and Pedja Muzijevic), Violin and Cello Duo (Mark Fewer and Christopher Costanza), and Solo Piano (Stephen Prutsman)

Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Azure Concert: For Children and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Classical music presented by the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar Players The AZURE concerts are fun, friendly, and engaging 50-minute performances tailored for children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. Audience members’ parents, family members, and caregivers were all welcome. | Presented in partnership with Autism Fun Bay Area and Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Friday, June 28 at 12:00 noon | Bing Concert Hall
Percussion Showcase (Mikael Ringquist) and Piano Quintet (Stephen Prutsman and SLSQ)

Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 pm | Bing Concert Hall 
International Showcase Showcase features hot, up-and-coming chamber ensembles selected during the seminar:

Skynet Quartet: Andrew Eng, violin; Alex Fortes, violin; Rose Hashimoto, viola; Michael Unterman, cello 
Program: 
String Quartet in G No. 1, Op. 54 (Joseph Haydn) 
i. Vivace assai 
ii. Allegretto 
iii. Menuet 
iv. Finale: Vivace 

Aleron Trio: Solenn Séguillon, violin; Anne Suda, cello; Sophie Xuefei Zhang, piano
Program: Café Music (Paul Schoenfield) 
i. Allegro 

Portola Trio: Eileen Woo, violin; Stephanie Lai, cello; Christine McLeavey Payne, piano
Program: Piano Trio No. 28 in D Major, Hob. xv:16 (Joseph Haydn)
i. Allegro
ii. Andantino piu tosto allegretto
iii. Vivace assai

Aeolus Quartet: Nick Tavani, violin; Rachel Shapiro, violin; Greg Luce, viola; Alan Richardson, cello
Program:
Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 59 “Razumovsky” (Ludwig van Beethoven)
i. Allegro  
ii. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando 
iii. Adagio molto e mesto 
iv. Thème Russe: Allegro 

Sunday, June 30 at 11:00 am | Bing Concert Hall
SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar Final Concert
A “marathon” performance by all participating groups including professionals, students, and adult amateurs.

Saturday, July 6 at 7:00 pm | Campbell Recital Hall Azure Concert: For Children and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
The Stanford Jazz Workshop presents “An Evening of Riffs and Rhythm”
The AZURE concerts are fun, friendly, and engaging 50-minute performances tailored for children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. Audience members’ parents, family members, and caregivers were all welcome. | Presented in partnership with Autism Fun Bay Area and Stanford Jazz Workshop.

MASTERCLASSES

All masterclasses took place in Campbell Recital Hall from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., and were free and open to the public.

Monday, June 24 Masterclass 1: Chamber Music

Tuesday, June 25 Masterclass 2: Piano

Wednesday, June 26 Masterclass 3: Chamber Music

Thursday, June 27 Masterclass 4: Chamber Music

FILM SERIES

The Musicians of the String Quartet: A Documentary in Four Parts
Georges Zeisel and Catherine ZIns (An INA / ARTE production)
Each part was approximately one hour, followed by a question and answer discussion with director Georges Zeisel. Free admission at the door. | Presented by the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar in partnership by Camera As Witness.

Saturday, June 22 at 2:30 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Part 1: Vienna, The First Movement (1760-1828)
An introduction to string quartets and the birth of the Classical style.

Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Part 2: Variations on a European Theme (1820-1930) Explores questions around the idea of European cultural identity.

Monday, June 24 at 7:00 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Part 3: Largo Desolato: The Exile (1900-1945) The story of the musicians of Europe from the turn of the century to 1945.

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 | Campbell Recital Hall Part 4:
Last Movement: The Revival (1938-1988) The Revival of interest in chamber music by musicians and the public. Orchestra of Exiles Produced, Written and Directed by Josh Aronson (A First Run Features release)

Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Orchestra of Exiles. Free admission at the door (donations are welcome!) | Presented by the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar in partnership by Camera As Witness.

PARTICIPATING CHAMBER GROUPS

The participating chamber groups at the 2013 Seminar included Aeolus Quartet, Aleron Trio, Cecilia String Quartet, The Casual Sextet, Ensemble Cuvee, Graffiti Trio, The Maltese Falcons, Pinky Quartet, Portola Trio, Quatuor Piquant, Queertetto ma non tanto, Silhouette Quartette, Skynet Quartet, The Telos Quartet, Trio 94, The Wild Parrots, Wolfgang Quartet.

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