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Critically-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet returns to ASU residency for 2013-14

St. Lawrence String Quartet
May 06, 2013

Fresh on the heels of an extremely successful 2012-2013 residency with the Juilliard String Quartet, the ASU School of Music announces the return of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the original quartet to participate in the residency, for 2013-14.

“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: Oct. 23, 2013; Jan. 30, 2014; and March 28, 2014.

A subscription for all three concerts is available in a limited release from now until Aug. 1, 2013, for only $55. Single concert tickets are available beginning in August 2013 at $23 for adults, so the subscription represents more than a 20-percent savings. The student ticket rate is announced in August. Visit or contact the box office 480.965.6447 for further information.