St. Lawrence String Quartet – March 17

Sunday, March 17, 2019 • 2 pm (1:15 pre-concert forum)


“The St. Lawrence are remarkable 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 New Yorker


Known for their impassioned performances, operatic lyricism, and bold risk-taking, the Quartet has built a glittering reputation throughout its quarter-century of performing. Champions of new works by great living composers, as well as masterworks from the classical canon, the St. Lawrence brings informed perspectives to its imaginative music-making, offering delights for all ears.

Program below

$38 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee)

Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve your ticket)




Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)

Book a room at our Official Hospitality Partners:  Courtyard Suites package or Lamb’s Victorian Inn


String Quartet in F Minor, Op.55, No.2 (“The Razor”) – Haydn

String Quartet in F, Op. 135 – Beethoven


String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 – Brahms


“Modern…dramatic…superb…wickedly attentive…with a hint of rock ‘n roll energy…” are just a few ways critics describe the musical phenomenon that is the St. Lawrence String Quartet. The SLSQ is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive.

Established in Toronto in 1989, the SLSQ quickly earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts per year worldwide. They established an ongoing residency at Spoleto Festival USA, made prize-winning recordings for EMI of music by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Golijov, earning two Grammy nominations and a host of other prizes before being appointed ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University in 1998. Passionate and dynamic performers, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has a close association with living composers, including John Adams, Jonathan Berger, Osvaldo Golijov and many others.


Individual sponsors: Jeff Leiter; Susie Monary Wilson & John Wilson; George & Jeanne Scarmon; and Robyn Runbeck

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Educational concert sponsors:  Charles Lindquist & Sheila Baker; Deedee Ruxton; and anonymous