Welcome to the Morrison Chamber Music Center

Inscape

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00pm
McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building

This exciting young ensemble from our nation’s capitol is pushing the boundaries of classical music with riveting performances that reach across genres and generations.

Peabody Trio

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:00pm
McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building

Vivid interpreters of the classics and enthusiastic advocates for new music, the Peabody Trio plays with “a beautifully polished, lush sound… luminous!” (N.Y. Times)

Juilliard String Quartet

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:00pm
McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building

Known through its performances and recordings as the quintessential American string quartet, the Juilliard Quartet returns to McKenna Theater with its new cellist, Astrid Schween.

Daedalus String Quartet

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:00pm
McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building

Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles.

Van Kuijk String Quartet

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building

Winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, this lauded young French quartet gives its U.S. Debut performance on the Morrison Artists Series.

Calmus

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building

The young, a cappella quintet Calmus embodies the rich choral history of its hometown of Leipzig, Germany, synonymous with the great musical tradition of Bach and Mendelssohn.

Recent Performances

Alexander String Quartet

Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 3:00pm
McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building

San Francisco State’s resident string quartet continues to delight and inspire Bay Area audiences with superb performances of Classical, Romantic and Modern repertoire. Free Admission.

New York Polyphony

New York Polyphony

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Four a cappella male voices beautifully illuminate great vocal repertoire from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to vibrant, newly commissioned works of our own time. Free.

The Calefax Reed Quintet

The Calefax Reed Quintet

Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

This innovative ensemble from the Netherlands has spawned an entire new genre of chamber music for reed quintet, featuring stunningly colorful arrangements of traditional repertoire, alongside new works commissioned from composers worldwide. Free.

Cellist Jay Campbell in Recital with Pianist Conor Hanick

Cellist Jay Campbell in Recital with Pianist Conor Hanick

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3:00pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Jay Campbell is the most exciting young cellist to recently emerge on the concert stage. His vividly ravishing performances illuminate, as never before, the richness of the repertoire for this most evocative of musical instruments. Free.

Amphion Quartet with Special Guest Bridget Kibbey, harp

Amphion Quartet with Special Guest Bridget Kibbey, harp

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Dazzling young harp virtuoso Bridget Kibbey joins forces with the Amphion Quartet in a concert of remarkable works for this unusual and sonorous combination of instruments. Free.

Special Showcase Performance: Telegraph Quartet

Special Showcase Performance: Telegraph Quartet

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Presenting the 2014 Grand Prize winner of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in this season's Showcase Performance presenting a local ensemble of exceptional distinction. Free.

Fidelio Trio

Fidelio Trio

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

The virtuosic Fidelio Trio from London, well known on the international stage for its thrilling interpretations of music of all styles, performs its San Francisco debut concert. Free.

Alexander String Quartet with Special Guest Andrew Duckles, viola

Alexander String Quartet with Special Guest Andrew Duckles, viola

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

San Francisco State’s resident string quartet continues to delight and inspire Bay Area audiences with superb performances of Classical, Romantic and Modern repertoire. Canadian-born violist Andrew Duckles leads a diverse musical life as a recording artist, chamber musician, soloist and teacher. Free.