The Shenson Chamber Series

Music is a powerful inspiration to connect—with our histories, with each other and with our inner selves. This season’s Chamber Music series maps musical terrain from composers’ reactions to the idea and ideals of America to the scientifically demonstrated restorative powers of music, and from the fruits of mutual collaboration to the enduring emotional impact of historical masterworks. It’s hard to imagine a greater range of ensembles, including masters of the classics, trail-blazing pioneers of new music, and artists who are redefining the roles of music and musicians for the 21st century. Read more…

The award-winning young Dover Quartet, which often balances its pyrotechnic style with programs centered around insightful social commentary, will perform works by 19th and 20th century composers who were inspired by America. Iconoclastic Brooklyn Rider—which NPR credited with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.”—delves into the dynamic healing powers of music. SF Performances’ own Alexander String Quartet team up with pianist Joyce Yang and Bay Area-born composer Samuel Adams for a West Coast premiere. The Elias Quartet returns to SF Performances with three centuries of chamber music. Show less…

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You can create a Make-Your-Own-Series by choosing four or more performances from our entire season. Make-Your-Own Series are not available online—please call (415) 677-0325.