CAMA's Masterseries presents

Isabel Bayrakdarian & St. Lawrence String Quartet


Saturday, May 12 at 8:00pm


Lobero Theatre

Photo: Marco Borggreve


Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is widely celebrated for her strikingly multihued voice and immense interpretive talent. She is an eagerly anticipated vocalist at major opera houses and concert halls the world over including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, London, Paris, Vienna, Florence and Salzburg. A distinguished fellow of the Music Academy of the West in 1998, she was a winner in the 1997 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the first winner of the Marilyn Horne Song Competition in 1998, took the First Prize in the 2000 Placido Domingo Operalia vocal competition, and received both Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee awards. Her Nonesuch CD of the songs of the Armenian composer Gomidas was nominated for a Grammy® in 2009, and in 2002 she was the featured vocalist on the Grammy®-award winning soundtrack of the blockbuster film The Two Towers from The Lord of The Rings trilogy.


St. Lawrence String Quartet

Geoff Nuttall, Violin

Owen Dalby, Violin

Lesley Robertson, Viola

Christopher Costanza, Cello

Established in Toronto in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet quickly earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts per year worldwide. They have served as ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University since 1998.



Ottorino Respighi: Il tramonto (“The Sunset”), P.101
Osvaldo Golijov: Qohelet (2011) for string quartet
Songs by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by John Greer:
“A Simple Song” (Hymns & Psalm), from MASS
“A Julia de Burgos,” from Songfest
“A Little Bit in Love,” from Wonderful Town
“I Can Cook Too,” from On the Town
TANGOS, arranged by Peter Tiefenbach:
Carlos Gardel: “Por una Cabeza”; “Volver”; “El Día Que Me Quieras”
Astor Piazzolla: “Oblivion”; “Che Tango Che”
Gerardo Matos Rodríguez: “La Cumparsita” (string quartet)
Kurt Weill: “Youkali (Tango Habanera)”
Hans-Otto Borgmann: “Tango Notturno”
Farid al-Atrash: “Ya Zahratan Fi Khayali”
Arno Babajanian: “Chqnagh Yeraz (Du Indz Hamar)”




Ticket Information

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$49 - Section A 

$39 - Section B


(Ticket prices include a per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.)

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Marco Borggreve