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Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:00 PM // Rackham Auditorium

Haydn Mega-Concert
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

Since its founding in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has had an evangelical fervor for the music of Haydn; they view of the composer as a radical, passionate innovator.

Haydn’s “Sun” Quartets — dazzling, virtuosic, powerfully emotional, and whimsical — set the course for all subsequent Western chamber music; Beethoven was in such awe of their mastery that he copied them all out by hand.

In this special immersive concert, the SLSQ performs all six of Haydn’s Op. 20 string quartets. First violinist Geoff Nuttall provides insightful commentary to accompany the performance, which, like Haydn, will have a few surprises in store.

This concert will be performed with two intermissions, including a meal break.

Dinner Break

We have arranged with Spencer to have box dinners available on the 4th floor of the Rackham Building during the extended dinner break. The dinners will include a spinach, potato, and carmelized onion pie; farro salad with pickled raisins, radishes, herbs, and brown butter; a pickled egg with fried shallots; caerphilly cheese; and a Benheim ginger ale. The meals are vegetarian and nut-free (no substitutions).

To make the distribution of dinners as easy as possible, we request that you order them in advance online or by calling the UMS Ticket Office at 734-764-2538. Dinners will be sold for $20 each. We are only able to accommodate 225 people on the 4th floor of Rackham, so we ask that you order in advance to guarantee your spot.

Additionally, during the dinner break at Rackham, Steven Whiting and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet will mix and mingle with audiences.

If you prefer to leave Rackham, know that we are working with several nearby restaurant partners to accommodate concertgoers during the extended dinner break. Further information about those options will be included on this page as soon as it is available.

When Six is More Than Half a Dozen: Pre-Concert Fuel-Up with Steven Whiting. Sunday, January 15, 2-2:45 pm at Rackham Graduate School Earl Lewis Room. By the time Haydn published his Op. 20 quartets (Paris, 1774), he had an avid and international following of highly skilled amateur string players who regarded a half-dozen of his chamber works as the perfect way to spend an evening. And this bundle of six quartets presented an attractive variety of expressive characters, technical challenges, and intellectual pleasures.

PROGRAM

String Quartet Number 6, in A Major
String Quartet Number 3, in g minor
String Quartet Number 4, in D Major
String Quartet Number 5, in f minor
String Quartet Number 1, in E-flat Major
String Quartet Number 2, in C Major

Artist Website

http://www.slsq.com/

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Carl Cohen, whose bequest will establish an endowment to support a Chamber Arts performance in perpetuity.

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:00 PM // Rackham Auditorium
Haydn Mega-Concert
St. Lawrence String Quartet

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* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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1/14/18 3:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium

Haydn Mega-Concert
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Buy Tickets
DETAILS

Since its founding in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has had an evangelical fervor for the music of Haydn; they view of the composer as a radical, passionate innovator.

Haydn’s “Sun” Quartets — dazzling, virtuosic, powerfully emotional, and whimsical — set the course for all subsequent Western chamber music; Beethoven was in such awe of their mastery that he copied them all out by hand.

In this special immersive concert, the SLSQ performs all six of Haydn’s Op. 20 string quartets. First violinist Geoff Nuttall provides insightful commentary to accompany the performance, which, like Haydn, will have a few surprises in store.

This concert will be performed with two intermissions, including a meal break.

Dinner Break

We have arranged with Spencer to have box dinners available on the 4th floor of the Rackham Building during the extended dinner break. The dinners will include a spinach, potato, and carmelized onion pie; farro salad with pickled raisins, radishes, herbs, and brown butter; a pickled egg with fried shallots; caerphilly cheese; and a Benheim ginger ale. The meals are vegetarian and nut-free (no substitutions).

To make the distribution of dinners as easy as possible, we request that you order them in advance online or by calling the UMS Ticket Office at 734-764-2538. Dinners will be sold for $20 each. We are only able to accommodate 225 people on the 4th floor of Rackham, so we ask that you order in advance to guarantee your spot.

Additionally, during the dinner break at Rackham, Steven Whiting and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet will mix and mingle with audiences.

If you prefer to leave Rackham, know that we are working with several nearby restaurant partners to accommodate concertgoers during the extended dinner break. Further information about those options will be included on this page as soon as it is available.

When Six is More Than Half a Dozen: Pre-Concert Fuel-Up with Steven Whiting. Sunday, January 15, 2-2:45 pm at Rackham Graduate School Earl Lewis Room. By the time Haydn published his Op. 20 quartets (Paris, 1774), he had an avid and international following of highly skilled amateur string players who regarded a half-dozen of his chamber works as the perfect way to spend an evening. And this bundle of six quartets presented an attractive variety of expressive characters, technical challenges, and intellectual pleasures.

Artist Website

http://www.slsq.com/

PROGRAM (Sun 1/14/2018: Rackham Auditorium)

String Quartet Number 6, in A Major
String Quartet Number 3, in g minor
String Quartet Number 4, in D Major
String Quartet Number 5, in f minor
String Quartet Number 1, in E-flat Major
String Quartet Number 2, in C Major

BUY TICKETS

Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:00 PM, Rackham Auditorium
Haydn Mega-Concert
St. Lawrence String Quartet

PERFORMANCE DAY:

January 2018
SMTWTFS
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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Carl Cohen, whose bequest will establish an endowment to support a Chamber Arts performance in perpetuity.

MEDIA PARTNERS

COMMENTS