Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival

Morrison Artists Series

Morrison Artists Series Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival

This special event incorporates concerts and a seminar for ensembles of all ages, intensive coaching, public master classes, workshops and lessons. Performers and faculty include the Alexander String Quartet, violist Toby Appel from The Juilliard School faculty, Naumberg Prize and Irving M. Klein String Competition winning cellist David Requiro, SF State Professor and pianist Roger Woodward and mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich.

Tonight’s finale concert features participant ensembles and faculty performing en masse.

Launched in 2003 to honor the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s association with San Francisco and SF State, this event advances the belief that music has the power to create understanding and transcend differences between people.

Student participants include extraordinary young ensembles from the Bay Area, Toronto, New York and the Pacific Northwest as well as ensembles from SF State’s Morrison Chamber Music Center and affiliate ensembles from the Young Chamber Musicians.

The theme of this year’s Menuhin Seminar and Festival is “The Old Song and Dance,” exploring influences of the vocal and dance arts on instrumental music.

The Morrison Chamber Music Center’s instructional programs, directed by the Alexander String Quartet, provide educational opportunities to students and the community through master classes, residencies, mentoring and school outreach. The Morrison Chamber Music Center is also home to the Morrison Artists Series, founded in 1955 and the longest running chamber music concert program in San Francisco. The center is funded, in part, by a generous gift from the May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation and a gift from the Joyce McLean Fellowship Fund.

Additional Dates:
Fri February 1, 2013 8:00pm
Knuth Hall, SF State University Creative Arts Building
Sat February 2, 2013 8:00pm
Knuth Hall, SF State University Creative Arts Building
Fri February 14, 2014 8:00pm
Knuth Hall, SF State University Creative Arts Building
Sat February 15, 2014 8:00pm
Knuth Hall, SF State University Creative Arts Building
Sun February 16, 2014 7:00pm
Knuth Hall, SF State University Creative Arts Building

Program

Performers

Roger Woodward

Soloist, Piano

Kindra Scharich

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano