St. Lawrence String Quartet
JOHN ADAMS First Quartet Second Quartet SAMUEL ADAMS String 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."