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Salon Classique @ SF Center for New Music

  • Center for New Music 55 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

From Europe to America

Jewish String Quartet Music by Mendelssohn, Bloch and Milhaud

SFMusic Thursdays, kindly sponsored by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, fiscal sponsor of Salon Classique.


Matthew Szemela and Karsten Windt, violin | Darcy Rindt, viola | Avery Waite, cello.

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 13 in A minor
Ernst Bloch: Prelude for String Quartet (1925)
Darius Milhaud: String Quartet No. 1 (1912)

Tickets at the door for Adults: $15, Students and Seniors: $10

We will be tracing the way of Jewish string quartet music from Europe to America, notably to California. Works by two young geniuses frame this program. The Mendelssohn A minor quartet is a classic romantic, a true Sturm und Drang piece that proves the breathtaking mastery of the eighteen-year-young Felix. Eighteen is also the number of string quartets Darius Milhaud composed in his life. We found his first, written at the age of twenty much in the tradition of Ravel, a real jewel of French chamber music. As always, we will be introducing our music on stage during the concert and look forward to welcoming you to this exciting program.

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