ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET IN RESIDENCE
The Alexander String Quartet will perform in concert at St. Lawrence University on Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m. in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, Griffiths Arts Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
They will perform String Quartet No. 12 in c minor ("Quartettsatz"), Schubert; String Quartet No. 1, Op. 2, Kodály and String Quartet in G minor, Debussy.
In addition to this formal concert, the Alexander will also give an informal matinee performance, on Thursday, October 20, at noon in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. At this performance, also open to the public free of charge, members of the Alexander will provide anecdotal commentary about works they perform, the lives of composers and their life as a quartet.
The Alexander String Quartet, now in its 30th year, includes Zakarias Grafilo, violin; Frederick Lifsitz, violin; Paul Yarbrough, viola; and Sandy Wilson, cello. In 2000, the Alexander String Quartet received an honorary degree from St. Lawrence. While in residence at St. Lawrence, they will also visit classes in a variety of departments across the curriculum.