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St. Lawrence String Quartet

 SLSQ and Stephen Prutsman, Piano 

Join us for a midday celebration of chamber music featuring the extraordinary SLSQ and guest faculty members of the SLSQ’s Chamber Music Seminar. The program will include a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1927 film College, accompanied by a live performance by the SLSQ and Stephen Prutsman with an original score composed by Prutsman.

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

  • SLSQ: Geoff Nuttall, Owen Dalby, Lesley Robertson, Christopher Costanza
  • Michael Kannen, cello
  • Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Haydn's Seven Last Words 

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.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet presents its annual Concert for the Community, offered free of charge to local school children, teachers, and their families. | Presented by the Friends of Music at Stanford in partnership with the Department of Music.

Note: This event has been moved to Campbell Recital Hall.

Returning to its roots, the St. Lawrence performs music by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, in addition to Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, op. 33, no. 3, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Opus 15 Piano Quintet with longtime collaborator Stephen Prutsman.

In this afternoon concert, the St. Lawrence String Quartet performs Mozart's String Quintet in G minor with guest viola player Masumi Per Rostad, as well as Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Minor and Dead Name, a new work by Stanford composer Mark Applebaum.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet's "Haydn Extravaganza" presents his complete Op. 20 String Quartets in one afternoon. The great British musicologist Sir Donald Francis Tovey said it best when he wrote, in 1923, “Every page of the six quartets of Op. 20 is of historic and aesthetic importance… there is perhaps no single or sextuple opus in the history of instrumental music which has achieved so much or achieved it so quietly…”

Program

Joseph Haydn: The Six Op. 20 String Quartets

Stanford musicians, including members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, curate this annual free concert honoring the life and memory of alumnus Daniel Pearl, the violin-playing Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in 2002 in Pakistan.

Baritone Tyler Duncan and the St. Lawrence String Quartet perform Osvaldo Golijov’s Drag Down the Sky, premiered in Charleston, SC, in June 2016. The Keynote Presentation will also include a discussion with the composer.

Join us for a midday celebration of chamber music featuring the extraordinary faculty members of the SLSQ’s Chamber Music Seminar: Geoff Nuttall, Owen Dalby, Ross Snyder, Michelle Lie, Kenneth Trotter, Lily Holgate, (Violins); Lesley Robertson, Viola; Daniel Phillips, Viola; Christopher Costanza, Cello; Michael Kannen, Cello; TBD, Bass; and Pedja Muzijevic, Harpsichord.

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