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The Alexander String Quartet
Start Date: 5/1/2014Start Time: 2:45 PM
End Date: 5/1/2014End Time: 3:45 PM
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Thursday May 1st @ 2:45PM. Engleman Recital Hall

The Alexander String Quartet:

String Quartet No. 21 in D major, K. 575 (1789)  
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Allegretto
Andante
Menuetto: Allegretto
Allegretto

 
String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85 (1927)
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

 Prima parte: Moderato
Seconda parte: Allegro
Ricapitulazione della prima parte: Moderato
Coda: Allegro molto

 

Join us, as BPAC's resident string quartet returns for their annual spring concert!

Zakarias Grafilo violin 1
Frederick Lifsitz violin 2
Paul Yarbrough viola
Sandy Wilson cello

Having celebrated it 30th Anniversary in 2011, 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 was formed in New York City in 1981 and captured international attention as the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Competition in 1985. The quartet has received honorary degrees from Allegheny College and St. Lawrence University, and presidential medals from Baruch College (CUNY).


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