The Arts @ San Francisco State University

Morrison - Alexander String Quartet

Sunday, October 6, 2019: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Creative Arts Building - McKenna Theatre

Add To Calendar   06/10/2019 15:00:00 06/10/2019 17:00:00 America/Boise Morrison - Alexander String Quartet October 6th, 2019 Creative Arts Building - McKenna Theatre, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94132 SFSU Ticketing Portal lcabox@sfsu.edu false DD/MM/YYYY

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 premiere ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings of the Beethoven cycle (twice), and the Bartók and Shostakovich cycles have all won international critical acclaim. The Alexander String Quartet was formed in New York City in 1981 and captured international attention as the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Competition in 1985. The quartet has received honorary degrees from Allegheny College and St. Lawrence University, and Presidential medals from Baruch College (CUNY). The Alexander plays on a matched set of instruments made in San Francisco by Francis Kuttner (born in Washington, D.C., 1951). This year marks the 30th anniversary of these instruments, known as the Ellen M. Egger Quartet.

 
  • String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 “Dissonant” W. A. Mozart (1756–1791)
    • Adagio — Allegro
    • Andante cantabile
    • Menuetto: Allegretto
    • Allegro molto
  • String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 (1960) Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
    • Largo
    • Allegro molto
    • Allegretto
    • Largo
    • Largo
  • String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 (1806) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Introduzione: Andante con moto — Allegro vivace
    • Andante con moto quasi Allegretto
    • Menuetto: Grazioso
    • Allegro molto

 

Preconcert talk at 2PM in Knuth Hall

SFSU welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact the Box Office at (415) 338-2467 or Lcabox@sfsu.edu at least 15 working days before the show.


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