Bay Area favorite Quartet San Francisco spotlights California composers on October 5 to open Crowden's 2014-15 Sundays @ Four chamber music series. |
The concert will explore diverse and unexpected approaches to the string quartet genre, including works from QSF's latest CD, Pacific Premieres: New Works by California Composers. That album garnered Grammy nominations for two of its featured compositions, both programmed for the concert: Gordon Goodwin's "California Pictures for String Quartet" and Vince Mendoza's "Funky Diversions for String Quartet." Also slated: founding violinist Jeremy Cohen's original "Guamba" and "The Bay is Deep Blue," a piece of cool jazz written for QSF by Hollywood composer Patrick Williams. Expect a few surprise selectionsCohen, who first studied violin with Crowden's founder Anne Crowden, promises a few surprise selections, and QSF's lively repertoire ranges from tango to the Beatles.
About Quartet San Francisco
Grammy nominees for their last three CD releases (2009, 2007, and 2006) and International Tango competition winners (New York, 2004), Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. Quartet San Francisco was founded in 2001 by celebrated Bay Area violinist and composer-arranger Jeremy Cohen. He is joined by violinist Matthew Szemela, violist Chad Kaltinger, and cellist Kelley Maulbetsch. As crossover specialists QSF excels in multiple styles from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond.
About Crowden's Sundays @ Four Chamber Music Series
Crowden presents chamber music to the public with Sundays @ Four, our 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.
In advance (Brown Paper Tickets): $22.50 general admission, $18 seniors and students 18 and up(with ID), FREE for children under 18 (limit 3 per purchase)
At the door: $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students 18 and up (with ID), FREE for children under 18!
Crowden Music Center (View)
1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
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