April 26 Season Finale Concert

“Quartet Kismet” is the theme of the Spokane String Quartet’s season finale concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Bing Crosby Theater. Click here to buy tickets. The concert includes Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 in D Major, which was used prominently in the movie “Kismet”, as well as work by Joseph Haydn and Bela Bartok.

Celebrate the Ides of March with us

“The Razor,” the secret police knocking at the door and hailing (almost) “Caesar” highlight the program when the Spokane String Quartet celebrates the Ides of March at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Bing Crosby Theater. The program includes Haydn’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 2, better known as  “The Razor,” Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110, and Cesar Franck’s String Quartet in D Major. Click here to buy tickets.

Cello-brate with us January 18

Guest cellists John Marshall and Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes join the Spokane String Quartet for a 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox entitled “Old Vienna, New Vienna.” The program features Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590, Webern’s Langsamer Satz and Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, D. 956. Click here to buy tickets.

Coming Sunday: Beethoven, Barber and Brahms

The Spokane String Quartet’s next concert will be brought to you by the letter “B” when it presents quartets by the best-known chamber music B’s of the last three centuries: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Samuel Barber.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

The most familiar work on the program is the most recent. Samuel Barber’s String Quartet in B Major was the original setting for his most famous work, Adagio for Strings.  Barber’s Adagio has been played in connection with public memorials for a number of well-known people, including Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Princess Grace and Princess Diana.

Also on the program is Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
and Brahms’ String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2.

All seats are general admission. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and $12 for students. Ticket prices include a $3 theater preservation fee. Click here to purchase tickets, purchase by phone at (509) 624-1200 or (800) 325-SEAT or at the door.

What’s new? The Q!

Q_Club_logo_150px_webIn 2014 the Spokane Chamber Music Association launched a new support group, The Q. The mission of The Q is to “serve the visionary group for donors who further the artistic reach of the Spokane String Quartet and make sure this intimate, sparkling experience of music is available to a wider audience.” The next event for Q members is tentatively scheduled for the week before our season-opening concert in October.

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