St. Lawrence String Quartet presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music
On Sunday, February 10, NVCM presents The St. Lawrence String Quartet in collaboration with Bay Area Music Consortium. "Modern...dramatic...superb...wickedly attentive...with a hint of rock n roll energy..." are just a few ways critics describe the musical phenomenon that is the St Lawrence String Quartet. SLSQ is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its exciting concert experiences!
3:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm Artist Reception and Meet and Greet
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission with wine and cheese. Audience members have the chance to mingle with the performers at a special reception following the performance.
TICKETS are $60. FREE for children 12 and under.
Childcare is available. Please allow time to look for street parking.
*About St. Lawrence String Quartet
Recent highlights include performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic and Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony in John Adams's Absolute Jest for string quartet and orchestra, and the European premieres of Adams's second string quartet. Fiercely committed to collaboration with living composers, the SLSQ's fruitful partnership with Adams, Jonathan Berger, Osvaldo Golijov and many others has yielded some of the finest additions to the quartet literature in recent years. The Quartet is also especially dedicated to the music of Haydn, and are recording his groundbreaking set of six Op. 20 quartets in high-definition video for a free, universal release online in 2018. According to The New Yorker, "...no other North American quartet plays the music of Haydn with more intelligence, expressivity, and force..."
Established in Toronto in 1989, the SLSQ quickly earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts per year worldwide. They established an ongoing residency at Spoleto Festival USA, made prize-winning recordings for EMI of music by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Golijov, earning two Grammy nominations and a host of other prizes before being appointed ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University in 1998.
At Stanford, the SLSQ is at the forefront of intellectual life on campus. The SLSQ directs the music department's chamber music program, and frequently collaborates with other departments including the Schools of Law, Medicine, Business and Education. The Quartet frequently performs at Stanford Live, hosts an annual chamber music seminar, and runs the Emerging String Quartet Program through which they mentor the next generation of young quartets. In the words of Alex Ross of The New Yorker: "The St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection."
*About Noe Valley Chamber Music
Noe Valley Chamber Music (NVCM) has been presenting superb chamber music to audiences in Noe Valley since 1992. NVCM ticket holders have an opportunity to hear and meet the Bay Area's finest musicians, ensembles, and vocalists in the authentic yet informal chamber music tradition. This concert series allows both established and emerging local artists to develop audiences for their work, and to perform new, old or unusual repertoire in an intimate setting. Since 2016, NVCM has been serving Bay Area children and families with Classical Kids, a concert and outreach series designed specifically for young ones. Classical Kids concerts engage kids through fun, short performances with carefully curated repertoire, performed by skilled, energetic musicians who specialize in bringing music to life for young listeners.
For more information please contact Tiffany Loewenberg, Executive Director, NVCM at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 648-5236 or visit our website www.nvcm.org.
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