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Brentano String Quartet to perform at Morrison Artists Series

SAN FRANCISCO, December 22, 2000 - The Morrison Artists Series at San Francisco State University presents the Brentano String Quartet at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, in the McKenna Theatre, located in the Creative Arts Building on campus. Admission is free.

Since its inception in 1992, The Brentano String Quartet (Mark Steinberg, Serena Canin, Misha Amory and Michael Kannen) has been singled out for technical brilliance, musical insight and stylistic elegance. Named the inaugural quartet-in-residence at Princeton University in 1999, the Brentano String Quartet has also served as the quartet-in-residence at New York University since 1995. Its festival appearances have included the Festival De Divonne in France, Chamber Music Northwest, the Green Lake Festiv al, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and Chautauqua. The foursome has also performed and taught at Interlochen's Advanced String Quartet Institute. The Quartet is named after Antonie Brentano, who many scholars believe to have been Beethoven's mysterious "Immortal Beloved" and to whom he wrote his famous love confession.

Acclaimed as "indispensable" by San Francisco Chronicle music critic Joshua Kosman, the Morrison Artists Series was created in 1952 with a bequest from the May Treat Morrison Estate. In the nearly 50 years since, the Morrison Artists Series has presented an annual program of free recitals by prominent chamber music ensembles. Upcoming performances this season include the Grieg Piano Trio on March 4 and violinist Kim Kashkashian on April 22.

For details, call (415) 338-1358 or visit:

2000-2001 Morrison Artists Series Brentano String Quartet

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001

McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue


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