POTSDAM -- The Alexander String Quartet will perform Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Snell Music Theater, SUNY Potsdam.
The quartet will also present workshops and master classes for Crane students.
The performance will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Béla Bartók, with introductions by the quartet.
The quartet has performed on five continents. The quartet has also worked as an advocate of new music in over 25 commissions and performances.
The quartet serve as directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at the School of Music and Dance at San Francisco State University and Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances.
The quartet was formed in New York City in 1981 and the following year became the first string quartet to win the Concert Artists Guild Competition.
In 1985 the quartet captured international attention as the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Competition, receiving both the jury's highest award and the Audience Prize.
In May 1995, Allegheny College awarded Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees to the members of the quartet in recognition of their unique contribution to the arts.
Honorary degrees were also conferred on the ensemble by St. Lawrence University in May 2000.