An Alexander String Quartet Documentary

Here’s a first look at excerpts from a documentary featuring yours truly 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 at chamber music…

ASQ Poland Recap

It would be pointless to attempt to conceal that it’s more than two weeks now since the ASQ’s return from our invigorating, unforgettable and soon to be repeated (one hopes!) Polish tour. Untoward ending: UNITED AIRLINES dropped the ball in canceling our non-stop return UA 902 from Frankfurt to San Francisco with less than 12…

On The Road in Poland

The trip to Rzeszow was challenging but fun. Our departure from Krakow’s Hotel Pod Roza was delayed because of a street marathon which route ran right in front of our hotel. The fact that the route was evidently a shortish circular one bringing the runners around every 15 minutes or so only dawned on us…

Poland Continued

Our arrival in Krakow just after dark on Tuesday evening was spot on time and every bit of baggage arrived with us too — what a relief! Clearing customs without incident, we loaded up a pair of cabs while enjoying the welcome chilly breeze. It was brisk but refreshing with the unmistakable waft of spring…

Poland — Day One

The weekend preceding our two week European trip was about as intense as they come. Coming off a week spent in northwestern Pennsylvania in subzero weather, we returned to a week back home in San Francisco packed with preparations and distractions. These included a wonderful expansion campaign launch for one of our favorite San Francisco…

Getting Excited About Poland

It seems like there’s hardly any time on the ground in SF between ASQ trips this month. Spending this week intensely with family and students. I always have pre trip preparation concerns when we are leaving the country. This week is no different I that respect, but given our past experience with amazing music lovers…

The Alexander String Quartet is heading to Poland

The Alexander String Quartet is heading to Poland next month — only our second visit ever to this eastern European gem and a trip to which we look forward with great anticipation. Poland is curiously more similar in size and population to our home state of California than any other western European country. It is…