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…

Echoes of An Ensemble: The Alexander String Quartet

Here’s a first look at excerpts from “Echoes of An Ensemble: The Alexander String Quartet” which will launch an international festival screening tour in 2016. Dates and venues to be announced soon. The film is an elegant collaboration with the Documentary Film Institute at San Francisco State University and gives a behind the scenes look…

The ASQ on the Road

What a difference a year makes. Driving on this sunny day from Pittsburgh to play in the scenic, historic town of Foxburg, PA is a complete change from last years snow storm, which caused the cancellation of that concert. We were so disappointed then but we’re back! After Friday night in Napa, a long day…

Video from Noontime Concerts

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 108 Beethoven: Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3, “Rasumovsky”

More Praise for Patagón

MusicWeb International‘s Paul Corfield Godfrey adds to the growing praise for the Alexander String Quartet’s Cindy Cox: Patagón recording: “The opening Elegy for the difficult and sometimes intractable medium of solo violin does no violence to the nature of the instrument, and indeed begins with a sense of rapture which charms the ear before leading…

The Whole Note Reviews Patagón

“Cox’s music here is quite fascinating, quite varied and not easy to describe. The composer Robert Carl, writing in Fanfare Magazine, said that “Cox writes music that demonstrates an extremely refined and imaginative sense of instrumental colour and texture … this is well wrought, imaginative, and not easily classifiable music.” It’s exactly that. … Inspired…