The Alexander String Quartet returns to St. Lawrence from Monday, October 25th, to Thursday, October 28th.
We are pleased to welcome the Alexander String Quartet for a four-day residency that will include two virtual performances with the Laurentian Singers on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at noon, and on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. These performances are open to the public.
To watch the performances, visit: www.stlawu.edu/offices/music/livestream.
The Alexander String Quartet has been a major artistic presence in San Francisco since 1989. Musicians Zakarias Grafilo, Frederick Lifsitz, Sandy Wilson, and newest member David Samuel, are widely admired for their interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich. Programming during their residency will include a range of works from the string quartet repertoire in concert with the Laurentian Singers.
The Laurentian Singers are a select chamber choir of undergraduate student singers at St. Lawrence. Directed by Barry Torres, the group's far-ranging collection of work is drawn from the entire span of Euro-American classical traditions as well as world and popular idioms. Torres is an accomplished countertenor as both soloist and ensemble singer who holds a degree in music theory and composition from Syracuse University. His specialty is early music, specifically the a cappella choral repertoire of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Torres also co-directs the Gospel Choir and Band and teaches private voice lessons.