Morrison Artists Series kicks off 54th year on Oct. 9
October 2, 2009 -- The 54th year of the Morrison Artists Series will feature free world-class chamber music performances with plenty of SF State ties.
The Morrison Artists Series concert program presents six free performances each year by acclaimed chamber music ensembles on the SF State campus. This year's six-concert schedule kicks off Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. with the Eroica Trio, which returns to the site where it made its West Coast debut in 1990.
The Alexander String Quartet, SF State's quartet-in-residence, celebrates its 20th year at the University with a special program that will include compositions by SF State faculty and alumni on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.
On Feb. 7, The Afiara String Quartet will return to SF State a year after serving as the Morrison Fellowship Quartet-In-Residence. Now the graduate resident quartet at The Julliard School, Afiara was mentored by the Alexander String Quartet and won the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and placed second in the 2008 Munich ARD International Music Competition.
For the second consecutive year, free lectures will take place one hour before each of the six concerts. SF State faculty members, including composer and Associate Dean of the College of Creative Arts Ronald Caltabiano will discuss the performers and the music they will play.
Each concert will take place in McKenna Theatre in the Creative Arts Building. The 2009-10 Morrison Artists Series includes:
Oct. 9: Eroica Trio: 8 p.m.
Nov. 8: The Kavafian-Schub Shifrin Trio: 3 p.m.
Dec. 13: Alexander String Quartet: 3 p.m.
Feb. 7: Afiara String Quartet: 3 p.m.
March 14: New Century Saxophone Quartet: 3 p.m.
April 11: Brasil Guitar Duo and soprano Sara Wolfson: 3 p.m.
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