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  • Shostakovich Quartet No. 2, in A Major, Op. 68

    The works Shostakovich composed during World War II—or, as the Russians call it, The Great Patriotic War—form a distinct chapter in his output. These include the wartime music one might expect—marches, choruses, and even settings of songs of Russia’s allies (including, in 1943, an arrangement of When Johnny Comes Marching Home)—but Shostakovich made his major…

  • Shostakovich String Quartet No. 1, Op. 49

    Shostakovich wrote his String Quartet No. 1 during a defining interlude in his career. He had achieved international fame at age 20 with his First Symphony, and his 1934 opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District— with its explicit sexual content and sordid events—had reinforced that reputation during performances as far away as Cleveland, London,…

  • Two New York Premieres at Baruch College

    Two New York Premieres at Baruch College

    The Alexander String Quartet is looking forward to present two East Coast premieres next week during our Baruch College residency! Wednesday November 16, 2016 – 7:30pm Baruch Performing Arts Center Baruch College, City University of New York Engleman Recital Hall, NYC, NY East Coast premiere of Cindy Cox’s Patagón! Also featuring the Haydn Quartet in…

  • Film Screening: “Con Moto: The Alexander String Quartet”

    Film Screening: “Con Moto: The Alexander String Quartet”

    Chamber Music Immersion – An Audience Participation Event Saturday, October 1, 2016 5pm-8pm San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue, Creative Arts Building San Francisco, CA Lecture, Music, Concert, Film and Dining! This special invitation is to join selected portions of our Chamber Music Intensive course, taught in part by the Alexander String Quartet for…

  • September 2016 Performance Schedule

    September 2016 Performance Schedule

    Sunday September 18, 2016 3:00 pm Morrison Artists Series San Francisco State University McKenna Theatre San Francisco, CaliforniaTel: (415) 338-2467 Web: Program: Haydn Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74 No. 3, “Rider” Shostakovich Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Minor Op. 138 Beethoven Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2, “Rasumovsky” Monday September 19,…

  • ASQ Heads into the Summer

    ASQ Heads into the Summer

    As we head into the summer, here’s a look at some exciting performances coming soon! May 14, 10AM Beethoven: Before, During and After Program: BEETHOVEN: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 GEORGE ROCHBERG: Quartet No. 3 Tickets & Info May 20, 6PM LIEDER ALIVE! Featuring mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich! World Premiere performances of Zakarias Grafilo’s arrangements…

  • LIEDER ALIVE! – May 20th

    LIEDER ALIVE! – May 20th

    ASQ joins mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich on the LIEDER ALIVE! Liederabend Series on Friday, May 20th! Program Mahler: Kintertotenlieder Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder Arrangements for mezzo-soprano and string quartet by Zakarias Grafilo (World Premiere) Friday, May 20th – 6pm Noe Valley Ministry TICKETS

  • April East Coast Tour

    April East Coast Tour

    Saturday April 9, 2016 7:30 pm Alexander Chamber Music Society Ann’s Choice Chapel Warminster, Pennsylvania Tel: (215) 357-8449 Program: Mozart Quartet in F Major, KV 168 Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 108 Beethoven Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 Sunday April 10, 2016 3:00 pm Rhinebeck…

  • 2016 Starts Beethoven: Before, During and After

    2016 Gets Rolling With a New ASQ and Robert Greenberg Series — Beethoven: Before, During and After

  • Meet Janna Baty

    July 31, ASQ joins soprano Janna Baty, Frank Morelli, and pianist We-Yi Yang in a performance of Thomson, Argento and Copland as part of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Meet mezzo-soprano Janna Baty here: Praised by the Boston Globe for “a rich, viola-like tone and a rapturous, luminous lyricism,” mezzo-soprano Janna Baty enjoys an exceptionally…

  • Meet Wei-Yi Yang

    August 1, the ASQ joins pianist Wei-Yi Yang at the Yale School of Music’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Wei-Yi Yang Pianist Wei-Yi Yang has earned worldwide acclaim for his captivating performances and imaginative programming. Most recently, he was praised by The New York Times as the soloist in a “sensational” performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie at…

  • Preview the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

    August 1, the ASQ joins pianist Wei-Yi Yang at the Yale School of Music’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Preview a couple of the works on this program via Spotify:

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