About the Event:
Amaranth Quartet is thrilled to present an evening exploring composers' first string quartets! In addition to performing quartets by W. A. Mozart, Leos Janacek, and Claude Debussy, Amaranth Quartet will premiere Haley Shaw's first string quartet written this year.
$5 Children 12 and under
Tickets available online and at the venue box office.
About the Performers:
Amaranth is an innovative string quartet committed to exposing divergent communities to the wonders of chamber music. Since its inception in 2013 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the quartet has studied closely with members of the Ives, Kronos, and Concord String Quartets. They have performed for and alongside the Pacifica Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim. In spring 2015, Amaranth was a featured guest artist on the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Next Generation concert series.
Beyond classical string quartet repertoire, Amaranth is committed to working with artists from a multitude of backgrounds and creating original compositions and arrangements for quartet. They enjoy frequent collaborations with a number of Bay Area favorites, such as Madeline Tasquin, Kendra McKinley, and the View from Bernal Hill. Amaranth recently performed at the historic Fillmore West as part of the venues first all-female lineup, and has also appeared at Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Viracocha, and the Red Poppy Art House. They have been featured guest artists on several radio programs including KPOO, KPFA and KALX.
Commissioning and premiering new music for string quartet is essential to the quartet's mission; Amaranth has performed works by emerging and established composers including Nick Benavides, Lucas Floyd, Andrew Vickers, Kenji Oh, and Brian Fitzsousa. Amaranth is actively affiliated with MusicMade Collective, a Bay-Area based organization that strives to collaborate across genres, present thoughtful musical experiences to its audience, and positively support the local and global community.
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church (View)
1329 Seventh Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|