Music in the Park will bring music to our ears in April

The Schubert Club will bring music to St. Anthony Park with April concerts from the St. Lawrence String Quartet on Sunday, April 19, and a Family Concert, Folk Music from Latin America with Leo and Kathy Lara, on Friday, April 10.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform at 4 p.m. April 19 at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave. The Laras will perform two shows, at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., April 10, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Ensemble in Residence at Stanford University in California, will include in their April concert the Minnesota premiere of the “Second String Quartet,” written especially for the quartet by American composer John Adams, two quartets by Joseph Haydn and “Allaqi,” a work based on Inuit folk music by Marcus Goddard.

Thanks to support from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, the quartet will perform for students and teachers at St. Anthony Park Elementary School on Monday, April 20, as part of its residency. Additional support is provided by the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation.

The family concert will include songs, stories and a variety of folk instruments, including the cuatro, bombo, quena, panpipes and clay whistles. The interactive program is for all ages. The concerts will each last about 45 minutes.

Tickets for the St. Lawrence String Quartet concert are $35. Tickets for the Family Concerts are $7 for adults and children (free for babes-in-arms). Order tickets online at schubert.org/musicinthepark or call 651-292-3268.

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