• Friday, Feb 18, 2011

    Program Update: Golijov Premiere by St. Lawrence String Quartet Postponed, Replaced by Adams Quartet

     

    PREMIERE OF NEW WORK BY OSVALDO GOLIJOV
    POSTPONED FOR ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET PROGRAM
    IN ZANKEL HALL ON TUESDAY, MARCH 8

    Updated Program Includes Addition of John Adams’s String Quartet, plus
    Works by Schubert and Haydn as Announced
     

    Carnegie Hall today announced that the world premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s String Quartet, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, scheduled to be performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall has been postponed to a future season. It is with great regret that Mr. Golijov is unable to complete the commission in time for its premiere.

    Replacing the Golijov work on the program will be John Adams’s String Quartet, written for the St. Lawrence String Quartet and premiered by the ensemble in January 2009. In the program note of the premiere, Adams wrote, “What’s extraordinary about SLSQ is that they can both play as an absolute unity and also play with four individual personalities that are so extraordinary and so differentiated. [In the quartet], I take advantage of this quite a bit. I usually work on a large canvas—operas and symphony orchestras. . . . It’s so rare to have a piece of music that has been played many times over more than a year and so internalized by such extraordinary musicians.”

    The remainder of the program is unchanged with Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4, and Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major, D. 887. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. with members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean at The Juilliard School. Ticketholders with questions may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.


    Program Information
    Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET

       Geoff Nuttall, Violin
       Scott St. John, Violin
       Lesley Robertson, Viola
       Christopher Costanza, Cello

    JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4
    JOHN ADAMS String Quartet
    FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet in G Major, D. 887

    Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall: members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School.

    This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and the A. E. Charitable Foundation.


    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced at $52 and $58, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.
     


     
    # # #