Morrison News 2010

Jane Galante, S.F. chamber music supporter, dies

December 9, 2010

Perhaps her most lasting legacy is the Morrison Chamber Music Center at San Francisco State University, which presents the Morrison Artists Series of free chamber concerts. Founded in 1952 by her father, Edward Hohfeld, the center flourished for decades under Ms. Galante's wise and committed leadership as a trustee until her retirement earlier this year.

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Alexander String Quartet | San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW

December 7, 2010

San Francisco's Alexander String Quartet will be performing Friday, December 3, at the McKenna Theatre on the campus of San Francisco State University.

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Arts patron Jane Hohfeld Galante passes away at 86 – San Francisco State University News

December 7, 2010

Jane Hohfeld Galante, emeriti trustee of the University's Morrison Chamber Music Center and longtime champion of chamber music and the arts at SF State, passed away Dec. 1 at age 86.

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In Memoriam: Jane Galante 1924-2010 : San Francisco Classical Voice:

December 7, 2010

For 54 years, Galante was a founding trustee of and driving force behind San Francisco State University’s Morrison Chamber Music Center and recital series, which had been established by her father, Edward Hohfeld, as executor of the May Treat Morrison Estate and Foundation Trustee.

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SF State’s quartet in residence performs on campus Dec. 3 « Blog Archive « SF State Gator Buzz

November 30, 2010

Would you like to listen to a world-renowned string quartet free of charge? The Alexander String Quartet performs its annual Morrison Artists Series concert this Friday evening (Dec. 3) at 8 p.m. in SF State’s McKenna Theatre. Arrive informed by attending Ronald Caltabiano’s pre-performance lecture at 7 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building, Room 146.

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Two ‘generations’ of string quartet musicians - San Francisco classical music | Examiner.com

November 16, 2010

The Alexander String Quartet will give its annual free concert in the Morrison Artists Series on Friday evening, December 3, in the McKenna Theatre at San Francisco State University. This year it will be joined by members of its “protégé” ensemble, the Hausmann Quartet, for a performance of Bohuslav Martinů’s 1932 sextet, which will require the addition of one viola and one cello.

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REDLANDS: Quartet to perform | San Bernardino County | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California

November 10, 2010

Previously, the quartet received the Morrison Fellowship Award in residence with the Alexander String Quartet at the International Center for the Arts, San Francisco State University.

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The Peabody Trio comes to San Francisco State - San Francisco classical music | Examiner.com

October 14, 2010

The 55th season of the Morrison Artists Series of free chamber music concerts, which was created as part of the May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Center at San Francisco State University, continues with its second recital on November 7. The performers will be the Peabody Trio, the resident faculty ensemble at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, consisting of violinist Violaine Melançon, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist Seth Knopp.

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Czech Nonet Plays to the Nines : San Francisco Classical Voice:

October 12, 2010

California State University only seems to show up in the news nowadays in tales of budget cuts, tuition raises, deferred maintenance, and devastating program reductions. Fortunately, the May T. Morrison Artists Series of free chamber music concerts at San Francisco State University is protected by permanent endowment. On Sunday, the Czech Nonet opened the series’ 55th season, curated by a new artistic director, Ronald Caltabiano.

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Bay Area arts picks, Oct. 7

October 7, 2010

The Morrison Artists Series, San Francisco State University's indispensable program of free chamber music, begins the season under the leadership of its new artistic director, Ronald Caltabiano.

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The 55th season of the Morrison Artists Series - San Francisco classical music | Examiner.com

September 9, 2010

Last season I gave considerable attention to the Morrison Artists Series, which was created as part of the May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Center at San Francisco State University. This is one of the best opportunities to hear free chamber music performed by (as they say) "world-class" ensembles as part of "its longtime objective to introduce younger, larger audiences to the beauty and depth of chamber music" (as quoted from last year's announcement).

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Free concert series to feature diverse acts - San Francisco State University

August 26, 2010

In his first season as the new artistic director of the Morrison Artists Series, Ronald Caltabiano has assembled free concerts offering a wide-range of styles and lineups for the concert series' upcoming 55th season.

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Music News : San Francisco Classical Voice:

August 24, 2010

Ronald Caltabiano, new artistic director of the Morrison Artists Series at San Francisco State, has announced the free-concert series' 55th season, opening with the debut here of the Czech Nonet, on Oct. 10.

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Featuring the oboe and bassoon

April 12, 2010

The soloists clearly honored that understanding, although these were again situations where the audience would have benefitted from a more intimate space. Nevertheless, the entire program was a unique listening experience, even if the setting was not the most conducive one.

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SFCV: Morrison Artists Series presents Exploring the New Frontier

February 23, 2010

Needless to say, some of Bach’s fugues will open NCSQ’s free Morrison Artists Series program at San Francisco State on March 14. Also on the program are Ben Johnston’s O Waly Waly Variations; John Fitz Rogers’ Prodigal Child; Jakob ter Veldhuis’ Heartbreakers; and Russell Peck’s Drastic Measures. From Pollack’s descriptions, you could safely say the afternoon will run the gamut, from the sublime to the preposterous.

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A free concert by the Afiara String Quartet

February 8, 2010

Yesterday afternoon the Afiara String Quartet offered a free recital in the McKenna Theatre of the Creative Arts Building on the San Francisco State University campus. This was the latest concert in the Morrison Artists Series, created as part of the May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Center, which is committed to cultivating an audience for chamber music.

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