Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cypress String Quartet - The Evolution of Bel Canto

On the evening of Thursday, February 25, 2010, the Art, Music & Recreation Center will present the Cypress String Quartet in the Koret Auditorium for the program The Evolution of Bel Canto: A Cycle of Inspiration.

This event is part of the annual Call & Response program where the Cypress String Quartet commissions new works that “explore the mutually inspirational relationship between literature and music.” For 2010 the Quartet commissioned Boston composer Elena Ruehr who has composed Bel Canto, a work inspired by Ann Patchett’s 2001 novel by the same name.

Thursday night’s program will present the Cypress Quartet and composer Elena Ruehr in a conversation about the process of inspiration and the creative synergy between literature and music. Led by Robert Cole, conductor and former director of Cal Performances, this interview-style event will include live performances by the Quartet as well as the opportunity for questions directly from audience members.

This program will last from 6:15 to 7:30 P.M. and is co-supported by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Cypress String Quartet. The Koret Auditorium is located in the Lower Level of the Main Library.

All programs at the Library are free and open to the public.

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