Apotheosis — In The Studio

A look in at Fantasy Studios as producer Wieslaw Pogorzelski (on monitor via Skype from Warsaw) and engineer Alberto Hernandez work with Zakarias Grafilo and Sandy Wilson on our upcoming recording, “Apotheosis — Mozart: The Four Final Quartets”:

Strings Sessions Video

The ASQ stopped by the Strings Magazine studio for a performance of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 in D major, K.575, Allegretto; and Brahms’ Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2 (arranged by Zakarias Grafilo):

Boise Chamber Music Series Celebrates 30 Years!

The Boise Chamber Music Society, presenter of the annual Boise Chamber Music Series, announces an engagement with composer Tarik O’Regan to create a work for string quartet that will be premiered in fall 2016 by the Alexander String Quartet of the Bay Area. The BCMS has presented its professional concert series for 30 years. In…

ASQ Heads into the Summer

As we head into the summer, here’s a look at some exciting performances coming soon! May 14, 10AM Beethoven: Before, During and After Program: BEETHOVEN: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 GEORGE ROCHBERG: Quartet No. 3 Tickets & Info May 20, 6PM LIEDER ALIVE! Featuring mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich! World Premiere performances of Zakarias Grafilo’s arrangements…

The Arts Desk Reviews Patagón!

Graham Rickson reviews our Cindy Cox: Patagón recording in The Arts Desk: “Cindy Cox’s Columba aspexit is based around a chart by Hildegard von Bingen. … What Cox does with her material is fascinating; the use of canons giving the piece a very distinctive character, both archaic and fiercely contemporary. … The quartet writing is…

LIEDER ALIVE! – May 20th

ASQ joins mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich on the LIEDER ALIVE! Liederabend Series on Friday, May 20th! Program Mahler: Kintertotenlieder Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder Arrangements for mezzo-soprano and string quartet by Zakarias Grafilo (World Premiere) Friday, May 20th – 6pm Noe Valley Ministry TICKETS

ASQ Sketch by Lucille Weinstat

A fantastic sketch of the ASQ in 2002 by the recently deceased Lucille Weinstat. Many thanks to her daughters for sharing it with us. The concert was most likely from at the Howland Center for the Arts in Beacon, NY.

About The Ellen M. Egger Quartet Instruments

The idea of creating a quartet of stringed instruments, the Ellen M. Egger Quartet, was born from a conversation with Fritz Maytag and is a working memorial to Fritz’s sister Ellen Egger, one of four siblings and and an accomplished musician and teacher. The four instruments are loaned individually to promising students in far-flung places…

April East Coast Tour

Saturday April 9, 2016 7:30 pm Alexander Chamber Music Society Ann’s Choice Chapel Warminster, Pennsylvania Tel: (215) 357-8449 Program: Mozart Quartet in F Major, KV 168 Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 108 Beethoven Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 Sunday April 10, 2016 3:00 pm Rhinebeck…

Follow Along With The Patagón Score!

Cindy Cox has graciously made her Patagón score available online! Take a look and follow along as you listen! Amazon iTunes Apple Music ArkivMusic Spotify

Photos From the Morrison Center 60th Anniversary Celebration

A few photos from Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Carolands in Hillsborough during a celebration of the Morrison Center for Chamber Music at San Francisco State University’s 60th Anniversary as well as the 25th Anniversary of the Alexander String Quartet and both San Francisco State University and San Francisco Performances. The ASQ serves in…