Featuring: Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis, violins; Joanna Hood, viola; and Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, cello

In July 1986, four young musicians, based in Detroit and just beginning their professional careers, performed together for the first time as the Lafayette String Quartet. Today the LSQ continues to flourish with its original personnel: violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis, violist Joanna Hood, and cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni.

The LSQ carries a large, wide-ranging repertoire, from the classical period to the present, and has commissioned music from (and in some cases collaborated closely with) many contemporary composers.

The LSQ is the subject of David Rounds’ book The Four and the One: In Praise of String Quartets, and a documentary film entitled Creating Harmony.

After what has been an amazing almost four decades working and performing together, the Lafayette String Quartet have decided to give their final performance as in August of 2023.