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St. Lawrence String Quartet

Three free noon-time concerts during the week of the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar will feature performances by the St. Lawrence String Quartet and their 2016 Chamber Music Seminar guest faculty.

Program

  • Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2 — St. Lawrence String Quartet)

  • Strauss: Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op. 85 — St. Lawrence String Quartet with Mario Lambros, viola, and Michael Kannen, cello

The Friends of Music and the St. Lawrence String Quartet are proud to present their annual Concert for the Community, offered free of charge to local school children, teachers, and their friends and family. We hope to see you there! 

How fortunate we are to have the St. Lawrence String Quartet in residence at Stanford. Now in its 17th year here, the Canadian ensemble plays a vast range of music with elegance and aplomb, from the classic repertoire to new works written for it by some of the most celebrated composers in contemporary music, among them John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov.

Program

Now in its 17th year at Stanford as artist-in-residence, the Canadian ensemble plays a vast range of music with elegance and aplomb, from the classic repertoire to new works written for it by some of the most celebrated composers in contemporary music, among them John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov.

Program

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.

25th Anniversary Concert with special guest David Finckel, cello

Stanford’s resident St. Lawrence String Quartet, one of the premier chamber ensembles of its generation, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a sensational series of concerts, including the world premiere of a new commissioned work written for the quartet by America’s foremost contemporary composer, John Adams, and new works by Stanford composers Jonathan Berger and Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Come celebrate with the foursome. 

Program:

Owen Dalby

Praised as "dazzling" (The New York Times), "expert and versatile" (The New Yorker), and "a fearless and inquisitive violinist" (San Francisco Classical Voice), Owen Dalby leads a rich musical life as a chamber musician, soloist, new and early music expert, orchestral concertmaster, and educator. Owen is regularly invited to perform as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals from Hamburg to Honolulu, and from Iceland to Mumbai. As the newest member of the St Lawrence String Quartet, Owen made his debut at the 2015 Spoleto USA Festival.

Lesley Robertson

Now celebrating 25 years with the internationally celebrated St. Lawrence String Quartet, Lesley Robertson (viola) is proud to make her life at Stanford University where along with her SLSQ colleagues she directs the chamber music and string programs at the Department of Music. Ms.

Geoff Nuttall

Has appeared in recital and with orchestras throughout Canada. Served on the Jury for the International String Quartet Competition held at the Banff Center. Recipient of grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Christopher Costanza

For over three decades, cellist Christopher Costanza has enjoyed a varied and exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of a prestigious Solo Recitalists Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Mr. Costanza has performed to wide critical acclaim in nearly every state in the U.S., and in Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, and Hungary.

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