The Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, music historian-in-residence

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Ticket Information

Time
10:00 AM
Presented By
San Francisco Performances
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
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Ensemble Name
The Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, music historian-in-residence
Musicians
Zakarias Grafilo, violin; Frederick Lifsitz, violin; Paul Yarbrough, viola; Sandy Wilson, cello
Program

Schubert

 

Program 1 (October 13):
Quartet No. 8 in B flat Major; 
Quartet No. 11 in E Major 
Quartet No. 12 in C minor, “Quartettsatz”

Program 2 (December 1):
Quartet No. 13 in A minor, “Rosamunde”
Quartet No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden”

Program 3 (December 8): 
Quartet No. 15 in G Major

Program 4 (December 15): 
Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C Major with guest artist David Requiro, cello

Franz Schubert remains one of the most beloved and prolific composers in the Western canon. His productivity is all the more amazing, considering he lived to be only thirty-one: A compulsive composer, he wrote more than fifteen-hundred works during the last sixteen years of his life. This series will feature Schubert’s greatest music for string chamber ensemble. Starting with his Quartet No. 8—composed when he was sixteen years old—the series will move through Schubert’s last five quartets and will conclude with his magisterial Quintet in C Major, completed just two months before his death.


Venue
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Location
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA