Welcome to the Morrison Chamber Music Center

Upcoming Performances

InterMusic SF

IntermusicSF Showcase

February 9, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall



February 23, 2020, 3 p.m.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Core Ensemble presents "Ain't I a Women!"

March 15, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall

Juilliard String Quartet

April 26, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Recent Performances


ensemble PHASE (앙상블 페이즈)

November 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall

ensemble PHASE is a group of musicians with a long-time passion for experimental projects, creating and performing new repertoires through experimentation on Korean instruments with various musical materials and artistic forms. 

ensemble PHASE has been actively performing traditional and contemporary repertoires, collaborating with living composers and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. Also, in order to expand interest in writing for Korean instruments, ensemble PHASE has given workshops and lectures for composers and students to better understand Korean music and instruments, in and out of Korea.

Since 2017, ensemble PHASE’s projects have been sponsored by the City of Seoul, Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture, Art Council Korea, National Gugak Center and Studio Paju.

Korean Traditional Music Repertoires:
- Cheon-nyeon-man-se (Korean classical ensemble piece)
- Sanjo (Korean folk solo piece)
Contemporary Repertoires composed for Korean Instruments
- Benjamin Sabey, Rare Bird (World Premiere)
- Christine Lee, Deep Ocean
- Sunghyun Lee, Isle of Ecstasy (US Premiere)

Alexander String Quartet

Alexander String Quartet: Season Opener

October 6, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

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.

Jassen Todorov plays Beethoven's Complete Violin Sonatas (1 of 3)

September 23, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall

Jassen Todorov is joined by staff accompanist Michael Smith to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday. This program includes:

Sonata in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1 (1797/98)
Dedicated to Antonio Salieri
Allegro con brio
Tema con Variazioni: Andante con moto
Rondo: Allegro

Sonata in A Major, Op. 12 No. 2 (1799)
Dedicated to Antonio Salieri
Allegro vivace
Andante, piu tosto Allegretto
Allegro piacevole

Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 12 No. 3 (1797/98)
Dedicated to Antonio Salieri
Allegro con spirito
Adagio con molto espressione
Rondo: Allegro molto