ARCHIVED: Manhattan String Quartet to Perform

Sarah Lawrence College will host the Manhattan String Quartet performing “The Complete Quartets” by Dmitri Shostakovich. Composed between 1938 and 1974, the complete 15 string quartet cycle will be performed in four concerts in the College’s Reisinger Concert Hall on two consecutive evenings, Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th and 29th, at 5 and 8 p.m. For additional information please call 914-395-2411.

In their 35th season, the Manhattan String Quartet is an established and recognized interpreter of Shostakovich. Members of the Manhattan String Quartet who will perform at Sarah Lawrence include Eric Lewis, violin, Calvin Wiersma, violin, John Dexter, viola, and Chris Finckel, cello.

Tickets are $10; $8 for seniors 55 and over and students. The full schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

5:00 p.m.—Concert No. 1

String Quartet No.1, Op. 49 (1938)

String Quartet No. 2, Op. 69 (1944)

String Quartet No.3, Op. 73 (1946)

String Quartet No.4, Op. 83 (1949)

8:00 p.m.—Concert No. 2

String Quartet No. 5, Op. 92 (1952)

String Quartet No. 6, Op. 101 (1956)

String Quartet No.7, Op. 108 (1960)

String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110 (1960)

Thursday, September 29, 2005

5:00 p.m.—Concert No. 3

String Quartet No. 9, Op. 117 (1964)

String Quartet No. 10, Op. 118 (1964)

String Quartet No. 11, Op. 122 (1966)

String Quartet No. 12, Op. 133 (1968)

8:00 p.m.—Concert No. 4

String Quartet No. 13, Op. 138 (1970)

String Quartet No. 14, Op. 142 (1973)

String Quartet No. 15, Op. 144 (1974)