The Alexander String Quartet and Robert Greenberg look back 100 years to the tumultuous social and political era of the early 20th century—times not unlike our own—and explore enduring works of the great music it produced. Programs will include works by Debussy, Ravel, Webern, Schoenberg, Sibelius, and Nielsen.
France - Dec 3 2023
Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor (1893)
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F (1903)
Scandinavia - Feb 25 2024
Carl Nielsen: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 13 (1889)
Jean Sibelius: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909)
Austria - May 5 2024
Arnold Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 (1905)
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905)
Anton Webern: Five Movements, Op. 5 (1909)
A major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, the Alexander String Quartet is equally beloved in its second home, the Mondavi Center.
All Alexander String Quartet performances will take place in Jackson Hall and will feature Robert Greenberg’s lecture on each piece followed by a full performance of the same piece.
Greenberg has performed, taught and lectured extensively across North America and Europe. He is currently music historian-in-residence with San Francisco Performances, where he has lectured and performed since 1994.