Alexander String Quartet performs the Music of Britten and Shostakovich
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 7:30pm
General Admission $25
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Nov 15, 2013 @ 7:30pm:
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 (1941)
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (1944)
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36 (1945)
Nov 22, 2013 @ 7:30pm:
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144 (1974)
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 3 in G major, Op. 94 (1975)
Zakarias Grafilo violin 1
Frederick Lifsitz violin 2
Paul Yarbrough viola
Sandy Wilson cello
Having celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2001, the ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premiere ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet's recordings of the Beethoven cycle (twice), and the Bartók and Shostakovich cycles have all won international critical acclaim. The quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions from such composers as Jake Heggie, Cindy Cox, Tarik O'Reagan, Augusta Read Thomas, Robert Greenberg, Martin Bresnick, César Cano, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Wayne Peterson. The Alexander String Quartet is also a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble in Residence at San Francisco State University.
The Alexander String Quartet’s annual calendar of concerts includes engagements at major halls throughout North America and Europe. The quartet has appeared at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City; Jordan Hall in Boston; the Library of Congress and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington; and chamber music societies and universities across the North American continent. Recent overseas tours have brought them to the U.K., the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Greece, the Republic of Georgia, Argentina, Panamá, and the Philippines.
For more info on the quartet’s discography, and the many fine musicians and composers they have collaborated with over the years, please visit www.asq4.com/home.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Baruch College: 25th St. (bet. 3rd and Lexington Aves.), NYC
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