Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, Music Historian-in-Residence

San Francisco Performances

San Francisco Performances Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, Music Historian-in-Residence

Is it a concert series? Scholarly lectures? Classical music stand-up? The ASQ with Robert Greenberg is all three and more. For more than twenty years, these five passionate performers, avid scholars and friends have presented an entertaining, alchemical mix of chamber music and chat exploring the works of composers, their lives, influence and impact. The series has engendered a devoted following of concert-goers on both sides of the Bay and is one of SF Performances’ most popular series. “The ASQ and Bob Greenberg are on my Saturday morning Do List—it’s a great way to start the weekend and fit some high-caliber music into a busy schedule,” says one long-time fan.

These enlightening two-hour sessions open with Robert Greenberg's musical and historical insights about the composers and their work, and conclude with complete performances of the featured repertoire by the ASQ.

Franz Schubert remains one of the most beloved and prolific composers in the Western canon. His productivity is all the more amazing, considering he lived to be only thirty-one: A compulsive composer, he wrote more than fifteen-hundred works during the last sixteen years of his life. This series will feature Schubert’s greatest music for string chamber ensemble. Starting with his Quartet No. 8—composed when he was sixteen years old—the series will move through Schubert’s last five quartets and will conclude with his magisterial Quintet in C Major, completed just two months before his death.

Additional Dates:
Sat January 12, 2013 10:00am
Herbst Theatre
Sat October 13, 2012 10:00am
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Sat December 1, 2012 10:00am
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Sat December 8, 2012 10:00am
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Sat March 9, 2013 10:00am
Herbst Theatre
Sat January 19, 2013 10:00am
Herbst Theatre
Sat March 16, 2013 10:00am
Herbst Theatre

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Program

Schubert

Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C Major with guest artist Eugene Sor, cello