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St. Lawrence String Quartet

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Venue: Samueli Theater Tickets start at $29.00


Geoff Nuttall, violin
Owen Dalby, violin
Lesley Robertson, viola
Christopher Costanza, cello
Stephen Prutsman, piano
Monica Schober, soprano

About the St. Lawrence String Quartet:
“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). Established in Toronto in 1989, the SLSQ is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive. For this program of works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the SLQ join forces with Stephen Prutsman, the pianist, composer and conductor hailed as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. Soprano Monica Schober lends her incomparable voice to the vocal selections.

Stephen Prutsman, piano:
Stephen Prutsman has been described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. Moving easily from classical to jazz to world music styles as a pianist, composer and conductor, Prutsman continues to explore and seek common ground and relationships in the music of all cultures and languages.

Monica Schober, soprano:
Monica Schober specializes in classic song recitals of the Viennese émigré composers who came to Hollywood in the first half of the 20th Century. In addition to her successes as a dramatic soprano in the Romantic German repertoire, she brings a contextual and historical perspective to her work as a translator and German language/vintage Viennese dialect coach. You can find out more at She looks forward to sharing her love for the art songs of the master Viennese/American film composer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. This concert marks her debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

All Korngold Program:
Five Songs (Lieder) for Voice and Piano, Op. 38
When You Are Gone/Tomorrow for Voice and Piano, Op. 55
String Quartet No. 3 in D, Op. 34
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E major, Op. 15

Audience Advisory: All ticket holders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance.