Hamilton to host St. Lawrence String Quartet

Published Sep 5, 2018 at 4:00pm

CLINTON — St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellin Hall Schambach Center at Hamilton College.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet is known 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,” organizers said.

Performing in the quartet are Geoff Nuttall, violin; Owen Dalby, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello. The program includes Haydn’s Quartet in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3, Berg’s String Quartet, Op. 3, and Tchaikovsky’s Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Minor, Op. 30.

Recent highlights include performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic and Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony in John Adams’s Absolute Jest for string quartet and orchestra, and the European premieres of Adams’s second string quartet.

Committed to collaboration with living composers, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has worked with Adams, Jonathan Berger, Osvaldo Golijov, and many others. The quartet is also especially dedicated to the music of Haydn, and recording his groundbreaking set of six Op. 20 quartets in high-definition video for a free, universal release online in the 2018-19 season.

Their performances have been described as “A sound that has just about everything one wants from a quartet, most notably precision, warmth and an electricity that conveys the excitement of playing whatever is on their stands at the moment.” – The New York Times  and “It’s a modern string quartet that brings flexibility, dramatic fire and…a hint of rock ‘n’ roll energy…” — Los Angeles Times.

Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and Hamilton employees, and $5 for students Visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts or call the box office at 315-859-4331 for tickets or more information.

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