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Mondavi Center: Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg

May 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm


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. This year, the quartet appears with new violist David Samuel. Samuel joins cellist Sandy Wilson and violinists Fred Lifsitz and Zakarias Grafilo. The Alexander String Quartet performance will take place in Jackson Hall.

Robert Greenberg

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.

The Chamber Music of Antonin Dvořák

No nineteenth-century composer wrote chamber music more joyful, melodically brilliant, accessible, and compositionally sound than did the Bohemian born and bred Antonin Dvořák (1841–1904). Protégé of Johannes Brahms; father of nine children (all with his first and only wife); and beloved teacher, conductor, violinist, and pianist, Dvořák was perhaps, along with Joseph Haydn, the nicest, kindest, least neurotic person ever to become a major composer. Like Haydn, Dvořák created a body of musical work remarkable for its straightforward expressive content, its humor, humanity, grace, and technical polish.

Sunday, May 15, 2pm: 
Bagatelles for Two Violins, Cello & Harmonium, Op. 47 (1878)
Quartet for Piano & Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 87 (1889)
Guest Artist: Jeffrey LaDeur, harmonium and piano

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