March 4, 2014
Both before and after its March 9 concert at Music at Kohl Mansion, the Miró Quartet offers free public master classes. In addition to the preconcert tutorial at Kohl Mansion, the Miró travels to San Francisco State University to give a master class there on Monday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building.
Just as during last month's Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival, participating student ensembles include the Friction Quartet, Echappe String Quartet (S.F. Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division), Holloway String Trio (S.F. State), S.F. Conservatory String Trio, and Ruth Asawa S.F. School of the Arts Quartet.
The event is sponsored by Music at Kohl Mansion, the Alexander String Quartet, Carlstrom Productions, and S.F. State’s May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center.
The Sunday concert at Kohl Mansion will also be preceded by a free public master class, beginning at 5 p.m., with the Chiaroscuro Quartet, winner of the inaugural Galante Prize for best precollege chamber ensemble by the Alexander String Quartet.
Miró's Sunday evening program consists of Haydn's String Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, "Lark”; Dutilleux' Ainsi la nuit, and Beethoven's String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2.