St. Lawrence String Quartet plays Haydn, Beethoven and Adams

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

St. Lawrence String Quartet St. Lawrence String Quartet (Leonardo Mascaro)

The St. Lawrence String Quartet performed Haydn, Beethoven and the New York premiere of John Adam's Second String Quartet at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Oct. 29. WQXR broadcast the concert live from Carnegie Hall, hosted by WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer from WNYC's New Sounds.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet was founded in Canada in 1989. New York-based violinist Owen Dalby, co-founder of Carnegie Hall affiliate ensemble Decoda, joined as the newest member in June 2015. In residence at Stanford University since 1999, the ensemble has also held residencies at the Juilliard School and Yale University.

Program Details:

Haydn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5
John Adams: Second Quartet (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

St. Lawrence String Quartet
Geoff Nuttall, Violin
Owen Dalby, Violin
Lesley Robertson, Viola
Christopher Costanza, Cello

We asked listeners to share their thoughts during the broadcast using #CHLive. Here is a collection of those tweets and photos:

Comments [4]

Thank you for the beautiful concert!

Oct. 29 2015 09:39 PM
Ellen L from West Chester, PA

steve from nj. If Beethoven and Haydn do not qualify as classical music, I am not sure how to respond. The Adams is a more modern, and for some, difficult idiom, but it is surely still classical music in the sense of music written for the concert hall, not just music of a certain era in time. Sorry you found it disturbing.

Oct. 29 2015 09:11 PM
Debbie from Columbus OH

Fantastic! The Chamber Music Connection wishes we could be in NYC to hear you live! Come back to Columbus!

Oct. 29 2015 08:23 PM
steve from nj

I'm very unhappy with this concert. this music is very disturbing and does not qualify as classical. I had to turn it off.

Oct. 29 2015 08:21 PM

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