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Event Archive - Dmitri Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets: Lafayette String Quartet

Sat. February 4th 2017 - Sat. February 4th 2017 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Uvic) (All Ages)
Tickets $25 / 5 concert festival pass $100 (only available in person or by phone)
Tickets at: UVic Ticket Centre 250-721- 8480

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Music: Classical
The Lafayette Quartet celebrates its 30th anniversary with the complete cycle of Shostakovich's 15 String Quartets. The cycle will be presented in 5 concerts along with pre-concert talks and lectures by visiting scholars.

Journey through Shostakovich’s life as experienced through his string quartets — from the optimism of the first to
the desolation and hopelessness of his final quartet. This cycle documents Shostakovich’s creative life and spans
his compositional career from the late 1930s until his death in 1975. The Lafayette String Quartet will share its
special heritage with these works as received from their mentor, violinist Rostislav Dubinsky, who knew and worked closely with Shostakovich.

Pre-concert talks at 7PM by Michelle Assay (Université Paris-Sorbonne), David Fanning (University of Manchester),
Judith Kuhn (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and Patrick McCreless (Yale University).

Concerts start at 8PM.


FRIDAY, FEB. 3: Quartets No. 1, 2 & 3
SATURDAY, FEB. 4: Quartets No. 4, 5 & 6
MONDAY, FEB. 6: Quartets No. 7, 8, 9
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8: Quartets No. 10, 11, 12 & 13
THURSDAY, FEB. 9: Quartets No. 14 & 15


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Lafayette String Quartet (Chamber Music)

Since their initial season in Detroit in 1984, the Lafayette Quartet has played to critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences throughout Europe and North America. Early in their career, they garnered major competition prizes (e.g., the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition), and embarked on extensive study with chamber ... more info