"With Strings Attached" - Alexander String Quartet with Laurentian Singers and Chamber Choir

Event Date: Wednesday, March 18 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Knuth Hall
With Strings Attached

About Alexander String Quartet
Having celebrated its 35th Anniversary in 2016, 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 30 commissions from such composers as Jake Heggie, Cindy Cox, Augusta Read Thomas, Robert Greenberg, Martin Bresnick, César Cano, and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Wayne Peterson. A new work by Tarik O'Reagan comissioned for the Alexander by the Boise Chamber Music Series, had its premiere in October 2016, and a work for piano quintet from Samuel Carl Adams is planned for premiere in early 2019 with pianist, Joyce Yang.

The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble in Residence for San Francisco Performances and Directors of the the Morrison Chamber Music Center in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University.

[Biography from asq4.com]

About St. Lawrence Univeristy Laurentian Singers
The Laurentian Singers are select chamber choir of undergraduate student singers, the Laurentians continue a 72-year legacy of choral excellence, performing regularly throughout the year on campus, in the North Country, and nationally and internationally on tour every year during spring break. Their far-ranging repertoire is drawn from the entire span of Euro-American classical traditions as well as world and popular idioms.

[Biography from www.stlawu.edu/music/laurentian-singers]