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Strings Attached: A Concert for the Community

October 11, 2012

St. Lawrence String QuartetStanford's ensemble-in-residence is the St. Lawrence String Quartet, one of the great ensembles of its kind. The St. Lawrence's recordings have won the German critics' award, Canada’s Juno Award, and two Grammy nominations.

Next week, the group is presenting a one hour “musical journey” to help a new generation to appreciate classical music, and specifically to become better listeners and performers. Designed for children in grades 4 through 12, the concert is comprised of both a performance and an educational component.

Contact Elise Fujimoto at (650) 725-1932 for more information.

St. Lawrence String Quartet: Concert for the Community (grades 4 to 12): Wed., Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the Stanford campus, free.

Mark MacNamara, a writer and journalist based in Asheville, North Carolina, has written for such publications as NautilusSalonThe Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Vanity Fair. From time to time, his pieces in San Francisco Classical Voice also appear in  Noteworthy examples include a piece about Philip Glass’s dream to build a cultural center on the Pacific Coast; a profile of sound composer Pamela Z and an essay on the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. MacNamara recently won several awards in the 2018 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards presented by the San Francisco Press Club.  His website is