Season 64 of SF State's Morrison Artists Series: Free and Spectacular

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Photo of the Alexander String Quartet standing up and holding their instruments
The Alexander String Quartet, SF State's quartet-in-residence, performs October 6 at the Morrison Artists Series. From left: Zakarias Grafilo, Fred Lifsitz, Paul Yarbrough and Sandy Wilson. Photo by Rory Earnshaw.

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE -- There is no better value for Bay Area chamber-music audiences than the Morrison Artists Series at San Francisco State University, with free admission to a season of first-class concerts, workshops and lectures. Now in its 64th year, the musical riches remain free to the public thanks to the May Treat Morrison Trust. Over the years the Morrison has offered more than 400 free concerts, attended by an audience of more than 100,000.

The Alexander String Quartet, in residence at the Morrison for three decades, will open the 2019 season on October 6, with a program of string quartets by Mozart, Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Morrison Artistic Director Cyrus Ginwala, preparing his second season, says: “We look forward to welcoming our continually expanding and diverse audience to our new concert season. Patrons will notice expanded offerings including staged events, new-artist introductions and informal artist interactions.”