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Noe Valley Chamber Music Presents: St. Lawrence String Quartet

Noe Valley Chamber Music

Noe Valley Chamber Music Noe Valley Chamber Music Presents: St. Lawrence String Quartet

The world-renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet comes to Noe Valley Chamber Music by courtesy of a brand-new partnership among several other esteemed Bay Area music presenters. NVCM is thrilled to present the only San Francisco appearance this season of this "supergroup" (The New Yorker). "Modern...dramatic...superb...wickedly attentive...with a hint of rock n roll energy..." are just a few ways critics describe the musical phenomenon that is the St Lawrence String Quartet.

Joining SLSQ for this concert will be the three-time Grammy-nominated American clarinetist Todd Palmer.

Meet the artists at a post concert reception and talk moderated by the engaging musicologist Kai Christiansen immediately following the performance.

Program:
HAYDN String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 no. 4
JONATHAN BERGER Tango alla Zingarese (2016)
BEETHOVEN Heiliger Dankgesang from String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
OSVALDO GOLIJOV Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (with Todd Palmer, clarinet)

3:30pm Doors
4:00pm Performance
6:00pm Post Concert Talk/Reception

TICKETS are $60, FREE for children 12 and under.

Childcare is available. Please allow time to look for street parking.

About St. Lawrence String Quartet:
Established in 1989, the SLSQ quickly earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts per year worldwide. They established an ongoing residency at Spoleto Festival USA, made prize-winning recordings for EMI of music by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Golijov, earning two Grammy nominations before being appointed ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University in 1998.

At Stanford, the SLSQ directs the music department's chamber music program. In the words of The New Yorker: "The St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection."

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