Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mendelssohn for Mother's Day

The Afiara String Quartet will perform a program of works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 2:00 in the Koret Auditorium of the Main Library.

The all-Canadian Afiara String Quartet is the Morrison Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence at San Francisco State University's International Center for the Arts, where they serve as teaching assistants to their mentors, the Alexander String Quartet. The members of the quartet are Valerie Li, violin, Yuri Cho, violin, David Samuel, viola, and Adrian Fung, cello.

The Afiara String Quartet takes its name from the Spanish fiar, meaning "to trust." They consider chamber music to be a conversation between friends involving a relationship of trust, both in rehearsal and on stage.

Their program will consist of Mendelssohn's String Quartet #4 in e minor (op. 44, no. 2) and String Quartet #6 in f minor (op. 80). This concert is presented by Classical Revolution and a grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

All library programs are free and open to the public.

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