Alexander String Quartet Returns to Palatine Hill
February 10, 2020
The Alexander String Quartet is returning to the Lewis & Clark campus for another eagerly anticipated performance on February 13, in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. The quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, and is best known for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich.
“We are tremendously fortunate to have this wonderful group of musicians return to our campus once again this year for this 3-day residency,” said Department Chair and Professor of Music Michael Johanson. “In addition to their fabulous performances, the quartet will bring tremendous insight to the performances, class visits, music coaching sessions, and a recording session of music by student composers.”
Prior to the performance, the quartet will be on campus holding interdisciplinary workshops for undergraduate students. This will be an opportunity for students to have their questions answered from distinguished musicians, as well as learn new skills and share ideas.
“These visits are always illuminating to all involved - they are collaborative experiences, often involving the exploration of fascinating interdisciplinary topics,” continued Johanson.
The program repertoire for the concert will begin with W.A. Mozart’s String Quartet in C major, K. 465 “Dissonant,” followed by Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 12, Op. 133. The performance will conclude with Beethoven’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 “Razumovsky.”
Tickets available for purchase can be found here.