Announcements

Special Narrated Concert

Date and location: Thursday, October 29, at 10 a.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway
PerformersAlexander String Quartet and Robert Greenberg
Cost: Free to all 2015–2016 season subscribers.
         Single tickets for non-subscribers will be available for $20 in the Fireside Room lobby, starting at 9 a.m. on October 29.
Program to be discussed and performed: Mozart’s Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K. 464, and Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 18, No. 5

The Rossmoor Chamber Music Society is presenting this special concert as a heartfelt thank you and recognition of their subscribers' continuing and loyal support. The program will be performed by the Alexander String Quartet, with commentary and narration by the distinguished musicologist Professor Robert Greenberg.

The collaboration between the Alexander String Quartet and Professor Greenberg started in a conference room in San Francisco’s Fort Mason in 1992. Twenty years later, their Saturday morning musical conversations are an integral part of the cultural life of the cities of San Francisco and Berkeley, where they present their inspired, informative, and entertaining series of programs every season. Performances in these cities combine complete string quartet cycles of a given composer introduced by Dr. Greenberg’s witty and profound commentary about the music as well as of the composer’s place in history.

The Alexander String Quartet needs no introduction to Rossmoor audiences; they have long been a favorite here. Their performances in music capitals on five continents have secured their standing among the world’s premier ensembles. The Quartet has a major presence in the musical life of the Bay Area and has been the Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances since 1989.
 
Robert Greenberg, an American composer, pianist, and musicologist, has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States.  He is the Music Historian in Residence at San Francisco Performances and hosts their Saturday Morning Series with the Alexander String Quartet.  He is also the Resident Composer and Music Historian for National Public Radio’s Weekends On All Things Considered.