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St. Lawrence String Quartet

A cultural cornerstone of Stanford, the world-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program.

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 of Christ on the Cross will be punctuated with readings from the Good Friday service by the Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert, Dean for Religious Life.

The Chorale's program, "A Golden Elegance—Duruflé: Requiem & 4 Motets", features Duruflé’s elegant and evocative Requiem in collaboration with soloists Mindy Ella Chu, mezzo soprano, and Nikolas Nackley, baritone; the St. Lawrence String Quartet; their visiting guests in the Emerging String Quartet Program, the Omer Quartet; and University Organist Robert Huw Morgan.

Breakaway contemporary Viennese composer Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein mixes his classical, Schoenbergian 12-tone, and Vienna Boys’ Choir influences to amazing effect. His version of this classic tale of man’s ill-fated quest to transcend biology (and mortality) is a true monster mash-up with bells and whistles. Gruber has sung the narrative chansonnier role a thousand times, often with the BBC Philharmonic, where he is conductor. Now baritone Tyler Duncan and percussionist Dustin Donahue join the St.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet presents its annual Concert for the Community, offered free of charge to local school children, teachers, and their families.

Stanford physicians read their original poetry, written in response to the Beethoven, Opus 135, String Quartet #16, performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford's musicians in residence.  

The acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet, a beloved linchpin of Stanford University and Stanford Live, presents its Sundays with the St. Lawrence series, a matinee array of chamber outings in many modes. In May, it's all SLSQ, all the time with works by Haydn and Brahms, as well as the West Coast Premiere of a work by Stanford professor Jonathan Berger.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, a beloved linchpin of Stanford University and Stanford Live, presents its "Sundays with the St. Lawrence" series, a matinee array of chamber outings in many modes. On Jan. 20, the acclaimed modern JACK Quartet joins in for a lively series of new works played by great musicians.

The acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet, a beloved linchpin of Stanford University and Stanford Live, presents its Sundays with the St. Lawrence series, a matinee array of chamber outings in many modes. Oct. 14th’s concert features pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and and bassist Anthony Manzo in the Mendelssohn Sextet.

SLSQ and Guests 

Join us for a midday celebration of chamber music featuring the extraordinary SLSQ and guest faculty members of the SLSQ’s Chamber Music Seminar.

  • Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
  • Daniel Phillips, violin
  • Erika Switzer, piano
  • Pedja Muzijevic, piano
  • Seminar Strings
  • Stephen Prutsman, piano

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