The St. Lawrence String Quartet will give a free performance of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross. In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, the work’s individual sections carry tempo markings of Largo, Adagio, Lento, Grave. In this performance, and as it was written, Seven Last Words will be punctuated with readings from the Good Friday service.
Thomas Schultz, piano faculty at the Stanford Department of Music, performs solo piano works.
Junie Kim's recital "Gallery Concert: French Classical Music Meets Impressionists' Art" will feature selections from a wide range of French composers, accompanied by pianist Jaehyun Park. A slide show of Impressionist artwork will pair each program selection with a painting.
Marie-Louise Catsalis is a conductor, vocal coach and keyboard accompanist (piano and harpsichord). She also currently teaches courses at Stanford University. Initially trained as a pianist, she completed a graduate opera répétiteur course at the Sydney Conservatorium in 1993. That year she also took part in the Pacific Music Festival, Saporo, Japan, where she gave recitals with chamber soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic and Santa Cecilia Orchestras, played in the festival orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas, and worked with composer Lou Harrison. Thereafter, she began to specialize in vocal music of the Italian Baroque, taking lessons in Italy and eventually completing the Master of Music degree at the University of New England, Australia, in 1998. She went on to doctoral studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia, which focused on the serenatas or occasional vocal music of Alessandro Scarlatti (degree conferred 2005). She has presented papers and lecture/recitals at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, the American Handel Society, the Musicological Society of Australia, and the American Musicological Society. Her critical editions have been published on the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs new works by undergraduate composers John Ahern, Jason Griffin, Lennart Jansson, and Benjamin Salman.