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.
“As they did during the Haydn Quartet that opened the concert, the players impressed with their sure ensemble, lyricism, accurate pitch, handsome sound and technical fluidity.”
- The Boston Globe
Frederick Lifsitz, violin
Paul Yarbrough, viola
Sandy Wilson, cello
Celebrating 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 cycle (twice), Bartók, and Shostakovich cycles have won international critical acclaim. The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances and of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at San Francisco State University.
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), String Quartet No. 56 in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 (1793), "The Rider”.
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 (1970).
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 (1808), “Razumovsky”.