The Alexander String Quartet knows its Beethoven. In 2009, the group released its complete set of Beethoven quartets, and Music Web International praised it as “uncompromising in power, intensity and spiritual depth.”
Buffalo audiences know what the Music Web folks were talking about. The musicians of the Alexander have played the Slee series before, and one News review ran: “With its sustained, seamless phrases, the Alexander is capable of creating and sustaining awe-inspiring concentration.”
Based in San Francisco, the veteran ensemble is coming to town for the last three concerts in this season’s Slee Beethoven Quartet series. Two of the concerts are at UB, but the middle concert, in a picturesque change of pace, will take place at the beautiful Buffalo Suzuki Strings school in North Tonawanda.
Beethoven fans, clear your calendars:
7:30 p.m. Friday: At Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on UB’s Amherst Campus, the quartet plays the quartets Op. 95; Op. 18 No. 6; and Op. 132.
3 p.m. Saturday: At Buffalo Suzuki Strings (4 Webster St., North Tonawanda), the concert comprises the quartets Op. 18 No. 5; and Op. 130.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, , Back at Lippes Concert Hall, the group plays the quartets Op. 18 No. 4; Op. 135, and Op. 59 No. 2, “Razumovsky.”
Admission in advance is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and faculty/staff/alumni, and $5 for students. At the door, tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and faculty/staff/alumni and $8 for students. For tickets or information, call 645-2921.
– Mary Kunz Goldman