Concert Stream: Haydn Discovery – Op. 20, No. 3

St. Lawrence String Quartet lit from above, wearing black, and holding instruments

February 5, 2021 | 7:00PM

$15 | $20 with reception | Free for UChicago Students

Concert premieres at 7:00 pm CST on Friday, February 5 and will be available until 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 7.

Though well known as the “father” of the string quartet, Haydn is all too often overshadowed by his successors: Beethoven, Brahms, Shostakovich, etc. The St. Lawrence String Quartet is here to set things straight, turning the spotlight on the composer’s genius and wit. In one of its creative “Discovery” programs, the award-winning ensemble reveals the inner workings of Haydn’s Op. 20, No. 3, one of the works that would define the string quartet genre for generations. After the initial performance broadcast, the ensemble answers listener questions in a virtual audience reception.

This concert is partially supported by Hanna Holborn Gray.

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