Da Camera presents St. Lawrence String Quartet
The St. Lawrence String Quartet give the Houston premiere of a new work by American composer John Adams, best known for his operas Nixon in China and Dr. Atomic. In String Quartet No. 2, composed for the St. Lawrence, Adams explores his musical roots and reflects on his formative exposure to classical music, taking inspiration from Beethoven’s late piano sonatas. The concert perfectly exemplifies Da Camera’s season theme, Roots, focusing on works that vividly illuminate the “musical DNA” of composers and performers. The St. Lawrence Quartet’s concert also includes masterpieces by Haydn and Beethoven.