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St. Lawrence String Quartet

7:30 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The St. Lawrence String Quartet has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation. The quartet returns to open the final season of a three-year Center for the Performing Arts program featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s complete string quartets. The St. Lawrence musicians “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,” asserts a New Yorker writer. The ensemble features violinists Geoff Nuttall and Scott St. John, violist Lesley Robertson, and cellist Christopher Costanza. The concert program includes the quartets in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4; C Major, Op. 59, No. 3; and A minor, Op. 132.

Complimentary round-trip shuttle service is provided between the Eisenhower Parking Deck and Schwab.

Nina C. Brown Endowment

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Adult $42
University Park Student $12
18 and Younger $32

Create your own Choice series — and receive a 10-percent discount — by purchasing together tickets to four or more Center for the Performing Arts presentations.


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String Quartet Master Class

10:30 am Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Music Building I Esber Recital Hall

The public is invited to observe a master class, featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet, for Penn State graduate string quartets. Tim Deighton, Penn State professor of music, leads the 90-minute session.

Classical Coffeehouse
St. Lawrence String Quartet

8:00 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hintz Family Alumni Center’s Robb Hall

Presented in partnership with the Blue & White Society and the Penn State Alumni Association

Free and open to the public

Support provided by Penn State Council of LionHearts

Experience classical music, performed by master musicians, in a relaxed setting. Join the quartet for music, discussion, and the opportunity to ask questions. Enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies. Receive a Classical Coffeehouse mug, while supply lasts.

Music 431 Class Visit

10:10 am Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Palmer Museum of Art's Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

The pubic is welcome to observe when the St. Lawrence String Quartet visits an Advanced Tonal Analysis music class to discuss Beethoven's string quartets. Eric McKee, Penn State professor of music theory, hosts the 50-minute class.

Artistic Viewpoints

6:30 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Schwab Auditorium

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet musicians, is offered in Schwab one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders.