Alexander String Quartet
Date: February 16, 2007 PST Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Zakarias Grafilo, violin; Frederick Lifsitz, violin; Paul Yarbrough, viola; Sandy Wilson, cello
Friday, February 16, 8 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2006, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of four continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet has also established itself as an important ad¬vocate of new music through over 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances
Their 2006-2007 season is highlighted by the conclusion of a Beethoven cycle for San Francisco Performances and a series of concerts featuring Mozart’s “Haydn” quartets for Mondavi Center. The quartet celebrated the 100th anniversary of Shostakovich’s birth in late September with a two-day festival for San Francisco Performances in collaboration with Roger Woodward. Other performances include the New Orleans Friends of Music, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, two installments of the Beethoven cycle for the University at Buffalo, and a residency at Lafayette College, as well as continuing residencies at Allegheny College, and St. Lawrence University, and a three-day residency at Lewis & Clark College.
The Alexander String Quartet concludes a three-day residency at Lewis & Clark College with an evening recital in Agnes Flanagan Chapel. They will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op 18, No. 6; Wayne Peterson’s String Quartet No. 3, Pop Sweet, and Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op 132.
Contact the music department at 503-768-7460 for a complete schedule of master classes and lectures. All are open to the public.
Tickets at College Bookstore and at the door: $15 general; $10 Lewis & Clark employees and alumni; Complimentary to LC students when picked up in advance at the College Bookstore; $5 LC student at the door.
Tickets also available through TicketsWest at 800-992-8499 or www.ticketswest.com
Festival seating. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Free parking after 7 p.m.