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January 2021

Sundays with the St. Lawrence: Haydn, Alessandrini, and Dvořák

January 24, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hailed by the New Yorker “not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection,” the acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with Stanford. The quartet remains a cultural cornerstone of the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program.

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February 2021

Mother to Mother: Reconciliation and Remembrance

February 27, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Featuring a soprano solo, string quartet, and texts read by Stanford students, this performance is a reflection on the story of Amy Biehl (1967–93), a Stanford undergraduate alumna and Fulbright Scholar who died in the lead-up to South Africa’s first democratic election. A newly commissioned piece by distinguished South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen anchors a program that explores heartfelt responses to tragedy and urgently seeks ways forward.

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March 2021

Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts

March 3, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini teamed up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with prominent artists such as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. Together on stage, Green and Kronos interact with the stirring cinematic imagery to craft an important record and exploration of late 20th and early 21st century music. Transcending the typical live music and film…

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Brooklyn Rider: Healing Modes

March 31, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Inspired by the healing force of music, the acclaimed string quartet’s newest project moves with life-affirming vibrancy. Five composers—Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and Pulitzer Prize winners Caroline Shaw and Du Yun—were commissioned to create new works based on themes of health, acceptance, and recovery. As the concert’s centerpiece, the quartet will also perform the slow movement of Beethoven’s Opus 132, “A Song of Holy Thanksgiving.”

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May 2021

Sundays with the St. Lawrence: with pianist Inon Barnaton

May 2, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hailed by the New Yorker “not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection,” the acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with Stanford. The quartet remains a cultural cornerstone of the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program.

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