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Alexander String Quartet

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$25
Alexander String Quartet

The venerable Alexander String Quartet is one of the most admired and acclaimed chamber music ensembles in the world. Over its rich 39-year history, the quartet has won numerous awards and garnered critical acclaim in the most important publications.

Program:

  • Mozart – String Quintet,  K 174
  • Beethoven – String Quartet Op. 130

Performers:

  • Zakarias Grafilo, violin
  • Frederick Lifsitz, violin
  • David Samuel, viola
  • Sandy Wilson, cello
  • Erik Christian Peterson, guest violist
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Quigley Hall is located in the southeast corner of the Western campus, at the corner of Adams Street and Georgia Avenue. From MacDonald’s, proceed north on Adams Street for 2 blocks. See you tonight!

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“It was a special privilege to hear the dynamic Alexander performances. Seldom have these anguished, playful, ironic and masterly works seemed so profoundly personal.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

The venerable Alexander String Quartet is one of the most admired and acclaimed chamber music ensembles in the world. Over its rich 39-year history, the quartet has won numerous awards and garnered critical acclaim in the most important publications.

This program features what is perhaps the greatest work of music ever written – Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 130. Written near the end of Beethoven’s life, when he was entirely deaf, the piece is so incredible that NASA included a movement from it on its Voyager Golden Record meant to introduce alien civilizations to the highpoints of human culture.

The Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles, and a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances and Directors of The Morrison Chamber Music Center Instructional Program at San Francisco State University. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings have won international critical acclaim.

These are the first performances of the quartet at the Crested Butte Music Festival, and we’re privileged to see them perform!

Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$25
Event Category:

Venue

Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Gunnison, Colorado 81231
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