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

Haydn Mega-Concert
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Performance
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 (Deadline: Wednesday, January 10 at 5 pm) 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, please keep in mind that January 14 is the start of Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, so some nearby restaurants may be busy. The dinner break is expected to begin around 5:20 pm, and the third set will begin around 7 pm. State Street area options include:

UMS PREFERRED RESTAURANTS 

Knight’s Steakhouse

Red Hawk Bar & Grill

Sava’s

The Original Cottage Inn

 

OTHER RESTAURANTS IN THE STATE STREET AREA
Totoro
Taste of India
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Salads UP
Pieology Pizzeria
Taste Kitchen
HopCat
Amer’s Delicatessen
Ashley’s
Piada Italian Street Food
Mezes Greek Grill 
Noodles & Company

Panera Bread

 

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/

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

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

MEDIA PARTNERS

1/14/18 3:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium

Haydn Mega-Concert
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Performance

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 (Deadline: Wednesday, January 10 at 5 pm) 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, please keep in mind that January 14 is the start of Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, so some nearby restaurants may be busy. The dinner break is expected to begin around 5:20 pm, and the third set will begin around 7 pm. State Street area options include:

UMS PREFERRED RESTAURANTS 

Knight’s Steakhouse

Red Hawk Bar & Grill

Sava’s

The Original Cottage Inn

 

OTHER RESTAURANTS IN THE STATE STREET AREA
Totoro
Taste of India
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Salads UP
Pieology Pizzeria
Taste Kitchen
HopCat
Amer’s Delicatessen
Ashley’s
Piada Italian Street Food
Mezes Greek Grill 
Noodles & Company

Panera Bread

 

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

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

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

MEDIA PARTNERS

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