For over 20 years, thousands of audience members from the Bay Area and beyond have savored San Francisco Performances' Saturday Morning musical conversations, exploring composers and concepts with the Alexander String Quartet and SFP's music historian-in-residence Robert Greenberg. The series combines complete performances of string quartets with Greenberg's witty profound takes on these works, their creators and their place in history and the hearts of music lovers.
This season, the Berkeley series will focus on the complete string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich. Part 1 covers Quartets No. 1-7 and Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 with Roger Woodward on piano.