Morrison Chamber Music Center
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00pm
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.
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00pm
Created in 1994 by five eminent woodwind soloists, Windscape has won a unique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individualists, an "unquintet," which has delighted audiences throughout the North America. "Superior music-making all around."--ClassicalNet. Free.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm
A special Showcase Concert designed to present exceptional young talent from the Bay Area region features San Francisco's dazzling, Grammy-nominated Zofo. This Steinway Artist Ensemble--one of only a handful of duos devoted exclusively to piano duets--is blazing a bold, new path for piano-four-hands groups by focusing on modern repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers each year. "Vibrant, beautifully blended playing."--San Francisco Chronicle. Free.
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
This six-voice a cappella ensemble is acclaimed for the depth of its programming, extraordinary vocal skills, consummate artistry and stylistic panache. "Clear, radiant performances, full of character…sumptuously textured and elegantly phrased."--BBC Music Magazine. Free.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Lysander Piano Trio is a winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition. "A finely hued collaboration among the three musicians." The New York Times. Lucy Shelton has won two Walter W. Naumburg Awards, as chamber musician and solo recitalist. "A marvel of graceful eloquence."--San Francisco Chronicle. Free.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm
Since its inception in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet has made manifest the credo of founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to "play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new." "The Juilliard String Quartet, in its more than 50 years, has made it a point of honor to approach contemporary pieces with the same care and respect as it would established classics, and to approach antique masterworks with the sense of excitement and adventure it would the newly minted."--The New York Times. Free.
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
SF State's Morrison Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence from 2007 to 2009, the Afiara String Quartet is widely noted for its engaging, authentic presence and performances balancing "intensity and commitment" with "frequent moments of tenderness," The Montreal Gazette writes. The quartet won the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, 2010 Young Canadian Musicians Award and top prizes at the Munich ARD International Music and Banff International String Quartet competitions. Free.