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St. Lawrence String Quartet

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Venue: Samueli Theater Tickets start at $29.00


As it enters its 26th season, the Stanford University-based, world-travelled St. Lawrence String Quartet, a frequent Center visitor, stands at the peak of its profession. Its playing excites the senses. Its communicative relationship with audiences makes whatever it plays seem fascinating and accessible. In this season’s concert, the quartet plays a work specially written for it by American composer John Adams. The program opens and closes with two magnificent quartets by “the father of the string quartet,” Joseph Haydn, a composer with whom Adams feels a particular affinity.

Haydn: String Quartet in Eb-Major, Op. 33, No. 2 (Hob.III.38) "The Joke"
John Adams: Second Quartet (2014)
Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3 "Emperor"

“… highly polished, thoroughly unified performances ... the ensemble’s accuracy matches its vitality.” — The New York Times.

Running time (approximate): 1 hour and 50 minutes

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