Alexander String Quartet
The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances and Directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. Having celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2016, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings of the Beethoven cycle (twice), Bartók, and Shostakovich cycle have won international critical acclaim. The quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music.
This year's program will be:
String Quartet in B-flat Major, KV 458 “Hunt” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Gradual Tarik O’Regan (b.1978)
String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
The Alexander String Quartet will also present a noon matinee on Wednesday, October 4 in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
Free admission. Open to the public.