Wednesday, October 01, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- A world-renowned string quartet has been quietly living in the Creative Arts Building, teaching music to students for more than 25 years. The Alexander String Quartet kicked off the opening day of the Morrison Artists Series’ admission-free concerts at SF State. Established in 1955, the founder of the series, Edward Hohfeld, believed that chamber music could be made accessible to everyone and that the love of music could be instilled in new generations, according to the quartet’s website. The quartet is composed of four members: Zakarias Grafilo, Frederick Lifsitz, Paul Yarbrough and Sandy Wilson. Serving as an ensemble in-residence for San Francisco performances, they hope to teach students by expanding their music into other disciplines according to Lifsitz, the group’s second violinist.