Sunday, May 4, 2025, 7 p.m.

Zakarias Grafilo and Yuna Lee, violin; David Samuel, viola; Sandy Wilson, cello; Jeffrey LaDeur*, piano

6:00 PM – Pre-concert talk by Christopher Costanza, Cellist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Artist in Residence, Lecturer, Stanford University

7:00 PM – Concert

9:00 PM – Celebrate with a complimentary glass of wine and dessert!

About the Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet stands among the world’s premier ensembles, having performed in the major music capitals of five continents. The quartet is a vital artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble-in-Residence of San Francisco Performances and as frequent performers for Music at Kohl Mansion. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings have won international critical acclaim. Founded in New York City in 1981, the Alexander String Quartet has maintained an unyielding and passionate commitment to education. For decades, the ensemble has trained generations of gifted performers, emerging string quartets, and talented young musicians destined to pass on their knowledge and love of music as teachers in schools across the globe.

The Alexander String Quartet has performed at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum, Jordan Hall, the Library of Congress, and appeared as guests at universities nationwide including Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Lewis & Clark, and UCLA. Numerous overseas tours include concert halls in the U.K., the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Greece, the Republic of Georgia, Argentina, Panamá, and the Philippines. Their visit to Poland’s Beethoven Easter Festival is beautifully captured in the 2017 award-winning documentary, Con Moto: The Alexander String Quartet.

In more than four decades of music-making, the Alexander String Quartet has collaborated in performance recording projects — crossing genres from classical and jazz to rock and folk — with many award-winning artists including: Joyce Yang, Marc-André Hamelin, Richard Stoltzman, Joyce DiDonato, Midori, Lynn Harrell, Branford Marsalis, David Sánchez, Jake Heggie, Augusta Read Thomas, Tarik O’Regan, Wayne Peterson, and Samuel Carl Adams.

Joining the Alexander String Quartet in his Music at Kohl Mansion debut will be highly accomplished pianist and recording artist, Jeffrey LaDeur, the founder and artistic director of the annual San Francisco International Piano Festival. He is an active concert performer in solo recitals, concerto soloist with orchestras and with chamber ensembles across the country. LaDeur is a frequent guest artist in universities and coaches gifted pre-college piano and string ensembles including the prestigious Young Chamber Musicians program in residence at Music at Kohl Mansion.

Program

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1
Kian Ravaei: The Little Things
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Tickets

Single tickets will go on sale August 15.

Ticket Pricing: $62 (adult), $60 (senior, 62+) and $30 (age 30 and under). To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (650) 762-1130 or order online.

Venue Details

Music at Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA.

All programs subject to change.

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1

Kian Ravaei
The Little Things

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

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