St. Lawrence String Quartet
Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm
6:30-7pm / Riverside Recital Hall
Pre-performance discussion with Judy and Richard Hurtig
and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
Friday, November 16 , 12-2pm
Master class with UI chamber music students / Riverside Recital Hall
Free and open to the public
The Salt Lake Tribune may argue the St. Lawrence String Quartet is "beyond superlatives," but we'll give it our best shot. These passionate virtuosos are known for bringing classical music to life in vivid color though dramatic performances bristling with electricity. With "a rare gift for combining interpretive spontaneity and fierce musical commitment" (New York Times), the group's lush, rounded tone and vital, alert phrasing allow them to "stretch past conventional interpretation and probe the music's imaginative limits" (Washington Post).
Beethoven: Op. 59, No. 1
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Voyage for String Quartet*
Beethoven: Op. 127
*This work was commissioned to celebrate the centennials of the founding members of the Galimir String Quartet—Marguerite Galimir Rollin, Renee Galimir Hurtig, Felix Galimir, and Adrienne Galimir Krasner—by Richard and Judith Hurtig, Viola and Richard Morse, Naomi Krasner, Elsa and Marvin Miller, and by South Mountain Concerts, Pittsfield, Mass.
The performance is sponsored by the Richard and Judith Hurtig Chamber Music Endowment.