Alexander String Quartet Resumes Cycle of Beethoven String Quartets Next Month

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The Alexander String Quartet returns in November to Baruch Performing Arts Center on Manhattan's Lower East Side to resume its cycle of Beethoven's complete String Quartets. The group, Zakarias Grafilo (violin), Frederick Lifsitz (violin), Paul Yarbrough (viola) and Sandy Wilson (cello), began the run in April and will finish in May 2008.

Founded in 1981, the quartet has been Baruch College's ensemble-in-residence since 1986. It has collaborated with pianists Menahem Pressler and Gary Graffman, clarinetists Eli Eban and Charles Neidich, cellist Sadao Harada, soprano Elly Ameling and saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

The group recently premiered Rise Chanting by Augusta Read Thomas, and released this year the complete quartets of Shostakovich and of Wayne Peterson.

The remainder of the Alexander String Quartet's Beethoven cycle schedule is as follows. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Visit www.asq4.com for more information.


November 12

    Op. 18, No. 3
    Op. 135
    Op. 59, No. 2, "Razumovsky"

November 16

    Op. 18, No. 4
    Op. 74, "Harp"
    Op. 131

April 28

    Op. 18, No. 5
    Op. 127
    Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky"

May 2

    Op. 18, No. 6
    Op. 130
    Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
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