Two New York Premieres at Baruch College

The Alexander String Quartet is looking forward to present two East Coast premieres next week during our Baruch College residency! Wednesday November 16, 2016 – 7:30pm Baruch Performing Arts Center Baruch College, City University of New York Engleman Recital Hall, NYC, NY East Coast premiere of Cindy Cox’s Patagón! Also featuring the Haydn Quartet in…

Boise Chamber Music Series Celebrates 30 Years!

The Alexander String Quartet is honored to be a part of the Boise Chamber Music Series’ 30th Anniversary Celebrations! The party officially begins tonight (Friday, October 7th) and continues through Saturday. See the schedule below: Friday, October 7 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm | Morrison Center Recital Hall Boise Chamber Music Series: The Alexander Quartet, with…

Film Screening: “Con Moto: The Alexander String Quartet”

Chamber Music Immersion – An Audience Participation Event Saturday, October 1, 2016 5pm-8pm San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue, Creative Arts Building San Francisco, CA Lecture, Music, Concert, Film and Dining! This special invitation is to join selected portions of our Chamber Music Intensive course, taught in part by the Alexander String Quartet for…

Sixteen Strings

A “Flashback Friday” look at our Sixteen Strings documentary broadcast by WSKG-TV as we get closer to the launch of an all-new ASQ documentary!

September 2016 Performance Schedule

Sunday September 18, 2016 3:00 pm Morrison Artists Series San Francisco State University McKenna Theatre San Francisco, CaliforniaTel: (415) 338-2467 Web: Program: Haydn Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74 No. 3, “Rider” Shostakovich Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Minor Op. 138 Beethoven Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2, “Rasumovsky” Monday September 19,…

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.