Serafin String Quartet Sample Programs 2017-2018
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I. String Quartet K. ("Hunt") W.A. Mozart
String Quartet No. 7 Dimitri Shostakovich
String Quartet in A Minor Johannes Brahms

II. String Quartet Op. 74, No. 3 ("Rider") Franz Joseph Haydn
Panamanian Dances William Grant Still
String Quartet Op. 44, No. 2 Felix Mendelssohn

III. Intimate Voices Hugo Wolf
Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet Ernst Chausson

IV. String Quartet Op. 18, No. 2 Ludwig Van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 3 Bela Bartok
String Quartet Op. 132 Ludwig Van Beethoven

V. Collage Concerts (~1 hour performance for classical and non-classical listeners; various themes and remarks by the performers). Examples include Intimate Letters (with actor: works by Sibelius, Mozart, Janácek, with readings and poetry; Arabian Nights and the Magic of Borodin! (Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D Major); Viennese Classical Roots (A Mozart Quartet and movements from Haydn and Beethoven); Quartet Time Machine (various selections from Haydn to contemporary composers); and Musical Postcards (various selections).

Serafin String Quartet performs standard works including those by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schubert, Borodin, Dvořák, Schumann, Shostakovich, Debussy, Ravel, and others. In addition, the Quartet performs works by living composers such as Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Winner, Jennifer Higdon, Andrew Norman, and Julia Adolphe, and collaborative works by Brahms, Schumann, Dohnanyi, Dvořák, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Chausson, and others.

The Quartet collaborates often with internationally acclaimed colleagues and has recently performed with pianists Charles Abramovic, Hugh Sung, Sandra Rivers, Victor Santiago Asuncion, William Ransom, cellist Norman Fischer, violist Steven Tenenbom, clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt, and with bass/baritone Grant Youngblood.


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