Morrison Artists Series: Alexander String Quartet

Event Date: Sunday, September 17 - 3:00 pm
Location: Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
 Alexander String Quartet

SF State's resident string quartet continues to delight and inspire Bay Area audiences with superb performances of classical, romantic and modern repertoire. Pre-concert talk: 2pm. Master class: September 15, 2:10pm, Knuth Hall. Free.

SF State's quartet-in-residence "is a group deep in its element, firm in its stride," the Los Angeles Times writes. September 17.

“As they did during the Haydn quartet that opened the concert, the players impressed with their sure ensemble, lyricism, accurate pitch, handsome sound and technical fluidity.” — Boston Globe

Alexander String Quartet

  • Zakarias Grafilo,violin
  • Frederick Lifsitz, violin
  • Paul Yarbrough, viola
  • Sandy Wilson, cello

Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2016, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings of the Beethoven cycle (twice), Bartók, and Shostakovich cycles have won international critical acclaim. The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as ensemble in residence of San Francisco Performances and of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at SF State.