Quartet San Francisco

Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of Quartet San Francisco performing on the beach near Golden Gate Bridge
A Grammy nominee for its last three CD releases and the 2004 International Tango competition winner, Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. Celebrated Bay Area violinist and composer-arranger Jeremy Cohen founded Quartet San Francisco in 2001. He is joined by violinist Matthew Szemela, violist Chad Kaltinger and cellist Andres Vera. As a crossover specialist, the quartet excels in multiple styles -- from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond. This recital is part of the School of Music's Emerging Artists Residency. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
School of Music
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Since its concert debut in 2001, Quartet San Francisco has offered its exclusive and ground-breaking literature to local, national and international audiences in a variety of venues that include tango and concert halls, jazz festivals, museums, and classrooms. In 2002 the quartet began collaborating onstage with tango dancers. From 2004 to 2006 the quartet was in residence at Mills College.


  • Jeremy Cohen: Guamba
  • Gordon Goodwin: California Pictures for String Quartet

    1. Oakland

    2. Carmel

    3. Venice

  • Cohen/Gershwin: Rhapsody in Bluegrass
  • Giovanni Sollima: Viaggio in Italia

    Frederick II

  • Toroi Bandi Mongolian Folk Song (arranged by Cohen)


Quartet San Francisco

Photo by Megan Reeves