Rachael Walters Brightwell
- Associate Director for Programing and Outreach
ATLANTA – Considered one of the world’s greatest chamber ensembles, the St. Lawrence String Quartet comes to Emory as the closing performance of the 2016-2017 Candler Concert Series on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Joined in their Emory performance by acclaimed pianist Pedja Muzijevic, the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has been called “witty, buoyant, and wickedly attentive,” (The Gazette, Montreal) and is celebrated for its smoldering intensity and “flexibility, dramatic fire, and hint of rock’n’roll energy,” (LA Times).
Committed to collaboration with living composters, the SLSQ’s fruitful partnerships with John Adams, Jonathan Berger, Osvaldo Golijov and many others have yielded some of the finest additions to the quartet literature in recent years. The SLSQ is also especially dedicated to the music of Joseph Haydn and are recording his groundbreaking set of six op. 20 quartets in high-definition for a free, universal release online in 2017. According to the New Yorker, “…no other North American quartet plays the music of Haydn with more intelligence, expressivitiy and force.”
Their Emory program exemplifies that commitment and includes Haydn’s String Quartet in E-Flat Major, op. 33, No. 2 “The Joke.” Tickets are $45; $36 for discount categories; and $5 for Emory students. For tickets and more information, visit the Arts at Emory website.