Half way into their 36th Season the Alexander String Quartet is among the world’s premier ensembles.
They will be performing at Mendocino College, Center Theater on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm. The ASQ was formed in New York City in 1981 and was the first string quartet to win the Concert Artists Guild competition. By 1985 they had captured international attention as the first American string quartet to win the London International String Quartet Competition. Since 1989 the quartet has been Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances and Directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at San Francisco State University. They will perform Mozart’s Quartet No. 22 K589, Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 7, Op. 108 and Walton’s Quartet in A minor (1947). The Quartet has previously been presented in Ukiah by Deep Valley Chamber Music Series performing Haydn, Ravel and Schumann as well as Mozart, Dvorak and Bartok. The Alexander String Quartet is widely admired for its interpretations and recordings of Mozart, Brahms and Shostakovich quartets as well as all the Beethoven quartets. Their recordings have won international critical acclaim and they are currently in the process of recording the complete cycle of Mozart quartets. Ukiah Community Concert Association has been presenting nationally acclaimed talent since 1947. This all-volunteer nonprofit’s mission is to build and maintain a permanent concert audience and cultivate an interest in fine music among the citizens of the community and surrounding area. It is also their goal to encourage music appreciation in the schools of the community.
Zakarias Grafilo, violin
Frederick Lifsitz, violin
Paul Yarbrough, viola
Sandy Wilson, cello
Advance tickets are available at Mendocino Book Company, and online. Single tickets for this concert are $30 (adult) and $10 (youth). For more information call 707-463-2738, or visit us on Facebook and our website at www.ukiahconcerts.org.
“An unusually fine group - musically, technically, in just about any way one wants to view it.” —The New York Times