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Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet

Sunday, September 28, 2014
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SF State's longtime quartet-in-residence has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world's premier ensembles over nearly three decades. "This is a group deep in its element, firm in its stride."--Los Angeles Times. Free.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovich, the quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through more than 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances. The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in San Francisco, serving as directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at SF State and ensemble-in-residence of San Francisco Performances.


  • W.A. Mozart (1756–1791): Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546 (1788)
  • Zoltan Kodály (1882–1967): String Quartet No. 2, Opus 10 (1916-18)
  • L. van Beethoven (1770–1827): Grosse Fuge in Bb major, Opus 133 (1825)
  • Intermission
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975): String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Opus 68 (1944)

Will call

Will-call tickets can be picked up from the box office starting September 17, Wednesdays – Fridays, noon – 4pm, and the day of the concert.


Alexander String Quartet

The Morrison Chamber Music Center is supported, in part, by a generous gift from the May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation.

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