JOHN ADAMSFirst Quartet
Second Quartet

SAMUEL ADAMSString Quartet in Five Movements

Only in Berkeley! The Bay Area's own St. Lawrence String Quartet performs an all-Adams program of works by father John, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and son Samuel, the wunderkind who has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the San Francisco Symphony, among others. A testament to the fertile creative relationship enjoyed by these artists, all three quartets were written specifically for the ensemble. Adams, Sr., says: "What I appreciate about my friends in the St. Lawrence is their willingness to let me literally 'improvise' on them...they will go the distance with me, allow me to try and fail, all the while providing intuitions and frequently brilliant suggestions of their own."

Related Events
Pre-performance Talk
Feb 18 2018, 2pm
Hertz Hall

With composers John and Samuel Adams and Cal Performances executive and artistic director Matías Tarnopolsky.

Free to ticket holders.
Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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Parking may be a problem on campus for the Feb 18 performance due to a Cal Men's basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

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