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Upcoming Performances

Telegraph String Quartet

The Telegraph String Quartet

Friday, October 27, 2017, 8pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Formed in 2013, the Bay Area’s own Telegraph Quartet won the 2016 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition, a prize that helped launch the careers of such eminent groups as the Pacifica, Brentano and Emerson string quartets and the Eroica Trio. The quartet also won the prestigious Grand Prize in the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition after playing together for less than a year, and were the only American quartet of 15 from around the world invited to showcase at the 2016 Paris Biennale de Quatuors à Cordes. Recent appearances include their New York début in Carnegie Hall and their European début at Italy’s Emilia-Romagna Music Festival.

Tickets available beginning October 6, 2017
Verona String Quartet

The Verona String Quartet

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, 3pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Having recently garnered top prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and the eighth Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, and in the U.S. at the Coleman, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Chamber Music competitions, the Verona Quartet has been hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble of young musicians,” and in just three years, has earned a stellar reputation for delivering a “sensational, powerhouse performance” every time they take the stage.

Tickets available beginning November 12, 2017
Zéphyros Winds

Zéphyros Winds

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 8pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Bringing together five of the finest wind virtuosos of their generation, Zéphyros Winds won both the First and Grand prizes at the 1995 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, becoming the first wind quintet in the competition’s 22-year history to do so. Zéphyros made its New York debut at the 2004 Mostly Mozart Festival and has since appeared at the nation’s most prestigious concert venues, including The Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Dumbarton Oaks, The Baryshnikov Art Center and Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers Series.”

Tickets available beginning January 19, 2018
The Horszowski Trio

The Horszowski Trio

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Lauded by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” in the three years since its formal debut performance at Rockefeller University in New York City in December 2011, the Horszowski Trio has performed over extensively in the United States, Canada, Japan, India and China, and will make its debut in Mexico in 2018, and its London debut at Wigmore Hall debut in 2019. Its 2014 debut recording on Bridge Records of works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns and D’Indy was featured as Recording of the Month by MusicWeb International.

Tickets available beginning February 11, 2018
Van Kuijk Quartet

The Van Kuijk String Quartet

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Winner of the 2015 Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition, including prizes for the best performances of Beethoven and Haydn, the Van Kuijk Quartet was founded in 2012 in Paris, and in the few years since has found success throughout Europe, taking First Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway and honors at the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy and the FNAPEC Ensembles Music Competition.

Tickets available beginning March 25, 2018
The New Millennium Ensemble

The New Millennium Ensemble

Friday, May 4, 2018, 8pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Winner of the 1995 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the New Millennium Ensemble went on to establish itself as one of New York's finest young ensembles. Appearing in concert series throughout the United States, the group has premiered more than 50 new works and earned praise for its brilliant performances and wide ranging repertoire. The American Record Guide wrote of its debut CD on the CRI label, “The New Millennium Ensemble, who play with confidence, precision and verve, are well-nigh perfect.”

Tickets available beginning April 13, 2018

Recent Performances

Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, 3pm
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. 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, Bartók and Shostakovich cycles have won international critical acclaim. Since 1989 the Alexander String Quartet has been quartet in residence at SF State.