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Music review: St. Lawrence String Quartet brings edge to Wallis
Music review: St. Lawrence String Quartet brings edge to Wallis

So that's what the Wallis sounds like. It's been more than two months since Beverly Hills opened its swank Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. But until Wednesday night the multipurpose Bram Goldsmith Theater in the transformed historic post office building had yet to be purposed for unamplified music (with the exception of a few minutes of a tony gala). The St. Lawrence String Quartet did the honors by inaugurating the Wallis' classical music series. A hall with many uses — music of all sorts, theater, dance, opera and children's shows — can be an acoustician's riskiest assignment. Amplified music, amplified voice, unamplified music,...

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