Morrison Artists Series: Juilliard String Quartet [Canceled]

Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3:00 pm

Please note: This event is canceled to help limit the potential exposure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For updated information on SF State’s response to COVID-19, visit the novel coronavirus information page.

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 and hailed by the Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the ensemble draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works, a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. Each performance of the Juilliard String Quartet is a unique experience, bringing together the four members’ profound understanding, total commitment, and unceasing curiosity in sharing the wonders of the string quartet literature. Pre-concert talk: 2 p.m., Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall. Free.

Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center
SF State Box Office
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Juilliard String Quartet

  • Areta Zhulla, violin
  • Ronald Copes, violin
  • Roger Tapping, viola
  • Astrid Schween, cello

Adding to the Juilliard String Quartet’s celebrated discography, an album of works by Beethoven, Bartók and Dvořák is set to be released by Sony Classical during the 2019 – 20 season. In 2018, the quartet released an album on Sony featuring the world premiere recording of Mario Davidovsky’s Fragments (2016), together with Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 95 and Bartók’s Quartet No. 1.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
  • György Kurtág (1926 – ): 6 Moments musicaux, for string quartet, Op. 44
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco