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Critically-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet returns to ASU’s Visiting String Quartet Residency for two concerts in 2014


St. Lawrence String Quartet to play two concerts at ASU in 2014.


Photo by Eric Cheng

December 19, 2013

The ASU School of Music welcomes the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the original quartet to participate in the residency and the Visiting Quartet in Residence for 2013-2014, back to ASU for two concerts in 2014.

“Without the St. Lawrence String Quartet, we might not have this incredible program today, which is now entering its ninth year,” says ASU faculty Jonathan Swartz, founder and artistic director of the residency. “Their artistic creativity and energy won over the hearts and minds of everyone at ASU and in the community. They helped define what a residency at ASU could be, and we owe a great deal of credit for the overall success of our program to them.”

Lauded as “provocative and brilliant” and “one of the great quartets of our lifetime” by the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle, the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s talents are recognized world-wide. They have built a reputation for giving some of the most engaging and electrifying performances. Their vast repertoire celebrates the masterworks of Haydn and Beethoven, highlights lesser-known works by composers like Martinu, Korngold, and Verdi, and introduces audiences to music of our time.

As Visiting Quartet in Residence, the Grammy-nominated ensemble works with students on themed projects and presents three concerts throughout the year at ASU’s Katzin Concert Hall. The two remaining concerts are Jan. 30 and March 28, 2014.

Single concert tickets range in price from $8-23. Visit music.asu.edu/events/stlawrence or contact the box office 480.965.6447 for further information.

Public Contact: 
Deborah Sussman Susser
Communications and Media
480.965.0478
deborah.susser@asu.edu

Media Contact:
Deborah Sussman Susser
Communications and Media
480.965.0478
deborah.susser@asu.edu