Alexander String Quartet to perform free concert Sept. 24 at SLU
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 6:02 am

CANTON - The Alexander String Quartet, St. Lawrence University's quartet-in-residence, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, Griffiths Arts Center. It is open to the public, free of charge.

They will perform the Shostakovich-Grafilo Prelude & Fugue in C Major, Op. 87, Nos. 1 and 20; Beethoven's “Elegischer Gesang,” Op. 118, with the Laurentian Singers; Beethoven's Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”; and Schubert's Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden.”

The quartet will also give an informal matinee performance at noon Thursday, Sept. 23, in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. At this performance, also open to the public free of charge, members of the Alexander will talk about the pieces, the composers and their life as a quartet.

The Alexander String Quartet celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2006. The players are Zakarias Grafilo, violin; Frederick Lifsitz, violin; Paul Yarbrough, viola; and Sandy Wilson, cello.

While in residence at St. Lawrence this month they will also visit classes and hold workshops for music students.

More info: 229-5184.