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March Highlights at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Borromeo String Quartet in Residence March 13–17

Caroline Shaw in Residence March 1–4

Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen March 12 and 13

Faculty Recitals by Bettina Mussumelli, violin and Jonathan Vinocour, viola

Hot Air Music Festival Returns

With the coming of spring, San Francisco Conservatory students, faculty and guest artists present a rich selection of programs in March. As always, all events are held at 50 Oak Street in San Francisco and most are free.

The renowned Borromeo String Quartet, now celebrating their 25th anniversary, present a series of concerts and master classes during their residency at SFCM. Hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances,” by the Boston Globe, the quartet offers a rare presentation of six string quartets by Béla Bartók loaned to the Borromeo by the composer’s son Peter Bartók on March 14 at 7:30pm; tickets are $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors and Conservatory members. On March 15at 7:30pm, the quartet presents a master class with SFCM chamber music students, and on March 16 at 7:30pm, the quartet will present a lecture on the string quartets of Béla Bartók. Trailblazers in the use of laptop computers for reading music, the quartet uses this method to perform entirely from four-part scores and also composer's manuscripts, a revealing and transformative experience that they now teach to students around the world. In their recital on March 17 at 8pm they will employ projections of handwritten manuscripts to vividly illustrate the creative process as they perform Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major alongside SFCM chamber music ; tickets are $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors and Conservatory members.

Read the full press release here.


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