Crowden's 30th anniversary season continues with Sundays @ Four: Alexander String Quartet at 4pm, May 11. The program of Mozart, Bartok, and Brahms will also feature Crowden faculty guests Jory Fankuchen and Eugene Sor and a free Meet-the-Artists reception following the concert.
Slightly over 30 years old itself, the Alexander String Quartet has secured its standing among the world's premier ensembles. Formed in New York City in 1981, the following year ASQ became the first string quartet to win the Concert Artists Guild Competition. In 1985, the quartet captured international attention as the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Competition, receiving both the jury's highest award and the Audience Prize. In the subsequent three decades, ASQ has balanced a busy performance schedule in the major halls of five continents, countless collaborations with prestigious artists, an acclaimed and ever-expanding discography, and a strong artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the Quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances.
About Sundays @ Four at Crowden Music Center:
Crowden presents chamber music to the public with Sundays @ Four, its series of low-cost, informal concerts featuring distinguished chamber musicians. Artists speak about each work and share their personal observations and inspirations in these intimate concerts, then mingle with the audience in receptions after the performance.
General admission tickets are $22.50 in advance and $25 at the door, $18 advance/$20 door for seniors/students 18+, and FREE to children under 18. All concerts take place at the wheelchair-accessible Crowden Music Center, just two blocks from the North Berkeley BART station. Info: crowden.org/30 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94702