SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS -- The Telegraph and Alexander Quartet string ensembles team up this weekend for a free concert presented by the Morrison Artist Series. The program, which launches the Morrison’s ’18 – 19 season at San Francisco State University, features the quartets, both based in San Francisco, in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings. In addition, the Alexander Quartet will perform Mozart’s String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major and Penderecki’s Quartet No. 3, Leaves of an Unwritten Diary. If you go, pick up a copy of the Telegraph Quartet’s new CD. Titled Into the Light, it features works by Britten, Webern and Leon Kirchner.
Details: September 16, 3 p.m., McKenna Theatre, San Francisco State University; Free admission; morrison.sfsu.edu.