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The Alexander String Quartet
Start Date: 11/16/2016Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 11/16/2016
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THE ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET

featuring Zakarias Grafilo, Frederick Lifsitz, Paul Yarbrough, and Sandy Wilson

“Dream-come-true performances” 
- Boston Globe

“An unusually fine group – musically, technically, in just about anyway one wants to view it”
- The New York Times

Now in its 30th year, the world renowned Alexander String Quartet returns to BPAC to give two New York premieres exploring remote landscapes in a journey from Vienna to Patagonia and back, featuring Cindy Cox's Patagón and Tarik O'Regan's Gradual.  These dynamic premieres are presented alongside classic works by Haydn and Schubert.


November 16, 7:30 pm

The program for November 16th features the New York premiere of Cindy Cox’s Patagón.  Patagón is a musical portrait of the southern Argentinian landscape inspired by a trip to the Valdes peninsula nature preserve in which Cox evokes aspects of sky, earth, and animal life a stunning demonstration of how expert scoring married to a wide-ranging imagination can bear infinitely satisfying fruit,” (Fanfare).  Patagón is presented with Haydn’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887.


November 18, 7:30 pm

The program for November 18th features Tarik O'Regan's Gradual (2016)commissioned by The Boise Chamber Music Society.  Gradual is a reflection of the “perpetually shifting and evolving landscape... the unique geographical phenomena of Idaho.”  O’Regan’s work, described as “beautifully-imagined, holding the audience rapt” (The Financial Times) will receive its New York premiere with Haydn’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3, and Schubert’s String Quintet in C major, D. 965 (Jay Campbell, guest cellist


Watch the video below for a glimpse at the Alexander String Quartet rehearsing Gradual with composer Tarik O'Regan earlier this year at BPAC!



November 16th & 18th at 7:30 PM
$35; Alumni $30; Staff $25; Students $15 
Engelman Recital Hall

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Alexander String Quartet
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