Free Offerings from Morrison Concerts' 61st Season at SF State

Thursday, August 18, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE -- Among San Francisco’s unique cultural bonuses is the Morrison Artists Series, which has been presenting free chamber music concerts of exceptional value for six decades. Established in 1955 with funding from the May Treat Morrison Trust, the series has so far offered 350 admission-free concerts, attended by more than 150,000 listeners. The venue is the 700-seat McKenna Theatre on the San Francisco State University campus. Festinger is understandably enthusiastic about the season: “The most fantastic ingredients are going into the 2016–17 Morrison Artists Series season, a season that’s truly global in scope — San Francisco debut performances by the internationally renowned Van Kuijk Quartet and Calmus Ensemble; a return to the McKenna Theater stage by the Juilliard String Quartet with their new cellist Astrid Schween; premiere performances of new string quartets, including the Morrison Artists Series first commissioned work, and so much more.”