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Preparing to Hear Masterworks: St. Lawrence String Quartet

September 26 - October 17
Thursdays 1:15-3:15 pm
St. Lawrence String Quartet

The Hopkins Center’s 2019-20 performing-arts season features great works of music performed by internationally renowned artists. These 3- and 4-week mini-classes will build foundations with which listeners may more acutely savor the music performed at each of four Spaulding Auditorium concerts. Through a consideration of cultural and historical contexts, some score perusal, and careful listening, our understanding and appreciation of this music will grow and deepen.

St. Lawrence String Quartet (October 10)

The St. Lawrence String Quartet is renowned both for its championing of new music and its sparkling interpretations of the standard repertoire.  Their October recital blends two of Haydn’s pioneering opus 20 quartets with commissioned works by American minimalist John Adams and Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov.  This class will straddle both worlds: we will scrutinize Haydn’s gems of wit and daring, and we will explore the prize-winning work of both Adams and Golijov.

Ages: Adults
Length: 4 weeks, 2 hour classes
Cost: $100 (No cost to UVMC individual lesson students enrolled in full 16-week term)
Minimum Enrollment: 5
Faculty: Mark Nelson