Monday, November 17 @ 7:30PM Program 1: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major,Op. 18 Quintet for Piano & Strings in F minor, Op. 34 Friday, November 21 @ 7:30PM Program 2: String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36 String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 As Baruch Performing Arts Center's resident chamber music group and perennial favorite, the Alexander String Quartet returns to BPAC in celebration of its 27th year. The Alexander String Quartet has secured its standing among the world's premier ensembles by being widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich; as well as advocating new music through commissions and premieres. They have released several CDs to tremendous critical acclaim, including BMG Classics' nine-CD set of the Beethoven cycle. Their extensive concert calendar has taken them to destinations throughout Europe, North America and parts of Asia.In celebration of their two decades of service to Baruch College as the center's resident chamber music ensemble, they were awarded the College's Presidential Medals. In addition to performances, the quartet leads an extensive arts education program for the students of Baruch College.