St. Lawrence String Quartet Thrills ArtPower!

For its vivacious stage presence and vibrant tonal palette, the St. Lawrence String Quartet is a popular and regular guest at UC San Diego’s ArtPower! chamber music series. Their Friday (Nov. 7) concert at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall brought cheers and shouts of bravo . . .

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Tchaikovsky’s Third or Thayer’s Second?

The San Diego Symphony titled last Friday evening’s Jacobs Masterworks program “Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony”, but when the audience rose to its feet in wonderfully noisy acclamation just before intermission, it was pretty clear that they had spontaneously re-named the evening “Jeff Thayer’s Second”, to honor the San Diego Symphony’s concertmaster for his impressive performance of one of the monuments of the violin repertoire, Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2…

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