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LAFAYETTE QUARTET
Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 8 pm

strings
LAFAYETTE QUARTET
Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 8 pm

In July 1986, four young musicians performed together for the first time as the Lafayette String Quartet; then in 1988 they won the Cleveland String Quartet Competition and launched their international career. Today the LSQ continues to flourish with its original personnel. In 1991, the LSQ became artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria’s School of Music, in British Columbia—positions they still hold. The LSQ has performed across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe, including five previous concerts for us.

We celebrate their 35th and our 50th.

The Lafayette also have a subtle grasp of rhythmic inflexion, which gives their performance an inner resilience and momentum to go with its warm and strongly profiled expression. Gramophone

Mozart Quartet in C Major, K.465 “Dissonance”
Toronto premiere of a new work by a female Canadian composer; LSQ commission
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Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73