May
13
8:00 pm20:00

!BAMM!

  • First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Ursula Kwong-Brown
[new work]
Matthew Paul Finnigan Commissioning Award
Amaranth String Quartet

Aaron Gervais
Shit Around the World
A/B Duo

Alyssa Weinberg
Parallels
Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
Amaranth String Quartet

Frank La Rocca, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, Nicholas Vasallo
[new work jointly composed by Composers, Inc.’s Artistic Directors]
Elevate Ensemble

Gabriela Lena Frank
Leyendas
Amaranth String Quartet

TBD Winner, !BAMM! Student Composers Competition winner
[new work]
Performers TBA

May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Quartet on the Rocks

  • 308 Page Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quartet-on-the-rocks-0512-tickets-34577081983

Apr
29
6:30 pm18:30

One Found Sound: Gala 3.0 LUX

  • Heron Arts

One Found Sound presents our third annual gala: LUX

Music by Tallis, Mansell, Adams, Whitacre, Debussy, and Haydn

Food by Chef Tim Luym

Featuring Symmetry Labs' Sugar Cubes as an interactive light show!

Get your tickets now and support your favorite local music group <3

We can't wait to share this one night only special event with you!

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gala-30-lux-tickets-31053863943

Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Presidio Sessions

  • Presidio Officers' Club

Joseph Haydn -- Op. 33 No. 3, "The Bird"

Sahba Aminikia -- The Wind Will Blow Us Away

Haley Shaw -- Visceral Studies

Claude Debussy -- String Quartet in G minor

 

Free admission!

http://www.sffcm.org/concerts/presidio-sessions/amaranth-quartet/

Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

Greek Chamber Music Project

  • Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University

Program:

Mikis Theodorakis - Sextet for Piano, Flute, String Quartet
Thanos Ermilios - Greek Songs
John Psathas - Island Songs
Petros Sakelliou - Ironic Dance Suite (US premiere)

Collaborators include: 
Ellie Falaris Ganelin, flute
Elektra Schmidt, piano
Schuyler Karr, bass

Free admission

Presented by: San Francisco State University Modern Greek Studies Department

https://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2017-03-10-030000/815623

Mar
5
1:30 pm13:30

Hot Air Music Festival

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Osher Salon)

Now in its EIGHTH year, the Hot Air Music Festival is a student-organized new music marathon that focuses on world premieres and collaborations by young composers and performers as well as music written in the past 50 years.

Program:

Sahba Aminikia - The Wind Will Blow Us Away
Haley Shaw - Visceral Studies
Jodie Rottle - Signature

Free admission

Mar
4
2:00 pm14:00

San Carlos Eclectic Music Festival

  • San Carlos Library

In partnership with the Friends of the San Carlos Library, San Carlos Library is hosting the third annual San Carlos Eclectic Music Festival--a series of five diverse contemporary classical and folk music performances.

Featuring works by Sahba Aminikia & Bela Bartok; world premieres by Haley Shaw and Jodie Rottle


Free admission

https://www.sfcv.org/event/san-carlos-library/amaranth-quartet-san-carlos-eclectic-music-festival

Feb
15
12:00 pm12:00

Throckmorton Theater: Wednesday Noon Concerts

  • Throckmorton Theater

Joseph Haydn, Op. 33 No. 3 "The Bird"
Bela Bartok, String Quartet No. 4

Free admission

http://throckmortontheatre.org/event/wednesday-noon-concerts-2016-10-26-2016-11-02-2016-12-21-2016-12-28-2017-01-04-2017-01-25-2017-02-15/

 

Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

Kronos Festival 2017: Here and Now

  • SF Jazz Center

This year’s festival will highlight the ingenious and arresting work of Iranian-American composer and San Francisco resident Sahba Aminikia, who will serve as the festival’s artist-in-residence. Amaranth Quartet, Delphi Trio, and Mobius Trio, three of the Bay Area’s most impressive young ensembles to come out of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will survey four of his emotionally poignant and musically rich works. This intimate concert will feature diverse works for solo piano, piano trio, string quartet, and guitar, and concludes with an informal conversation with Aminikia.

General Admission / Joe Henderson Lab

Tickets: $20 // Buy tickets >

Dec
17
2:00 pm14:00

PEACE, A FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT

  • Mission Santa Clara

250 girls of the iSing Girlchoir come together for the annual holiday concert at the beautiful Mission Santa Clara. Join us for this festive and joyful evening of music, featuring traditional carols and holiday favorites. Featured choirs: Melodics, Harmonics, Prephonics, Polyphonics & HD. Melodics is featured in the 2PM performance only.

Now offering two performances!

Saturday, December 17, 2PM and 4:30PM

Mission Santa Clara

Tickets: $25–$50

http://isingsv.com/calendar/2016/8/16/peace-a-family-holiday-concert

Dec
10
7:30 pm19:30

Adoration & Celebration: Bach and More

  • The Green Room

PEV offers its trademark blend of traditional and contemporary of music for the holiday season, together with Amaranth String Quartet. At the center of the program are several Baroque gems: The third cantata from J.S. Bach’s glorious Christmas Oratorio, select Christmas interpolations from Bach’s Magnificat, and Heinrich Schutz’s rarely heard storytelling masterpiece, “The Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ.” The Gloria by Sonoma county composer John Maas brings the musical celebration home to the Bay Area, along with other contemporary and traditional works.

http://pacificedgevoices.org/concerts/?event_id4=22

Dec
9
8:00 pm20:00

One Found Sound 4:2

  • Heron Arts

One Found Sound is a conductorless, collaborative chamber orchestra on a mission to break down the barriers of the classical music stigma; to bring it back to its glory days of boisterous audiences and the thrill of discovering something new with each note.

George Enescu | Dectet for Winds, Op. 14

Aaron Copland | Quiet City

   Jesse Barrett, english horn and Brad Hogarth, trumpet

Zoltan Kodaly | Dances of Galanta

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-found-sound-42-tickets-26549651723

Dec
8
7:30 pm19:30

Adoration & Celebration: Bach and More

  • Crowden Music Center

 

PEV offers its trademark blend of traditional and contemporary of music for the holiday season, together with Amaranth String Quartet. At the center of the program are several Baroque gems: The third cantata from J.S. Bach’s glorious Christmas Oratorio, select Christmas interpolations from Bach’s Magnificat, and Heinrich Schutz’s rarely heard storytelling masterpiece, “The Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ.” The Gloria by Sonoma county composer John Maas brings the musical celebration home to the Bay Area, along with other contemporary and traditional works.

http://pacificedgevoices.org/concerts/?event_id4=22

Dec
1
8:00 pm20:00

SF Sonido Fest: Diana Gameros

  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

I AM HOME: A MUSICAL REFLECTION ON LOVE, MIGRATION AND IDENTITY

Diana Gameros, a 2015 YBCA 100 artist, presents an evening of Latin-influenced indie-pop, folk, jazz, and orchestral music. The music is complemented by storytelling through poems and sound clips inspired by her journey as an immigrant, the constant search for “home,” and the stories of those she’s met along the way. The Bay Area-based artist’s album will be available for sale so you can relive the moving lyricism.

https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/diana-gameros

Nov
4
8:00 pm20:00

Old First Concerts

  • Old First Presbyterian Church

Composite Identities: The Music of Schulhoff, Frank, and Bartok

This evening's program explores the idea of cultural identities in the music of Erwin Schulhoff, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Bela Bartok. Each of these composers are, to varying extents, musical anthropologists. Frank and Bartok’s music often incorporates folk and native music styles into a western classical structure, whereas Schulhoff integrates elements of modernism, neoclassicism, jazz, and dance from a number of sources and cultures. 

 

Oct
23
3:00 pm15:00

Maybeck Studio Performances

  • Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts

Composite Identities: The Music of Schulhoff, Frank, and Bartok

This evening's program explores the idea of cultural identities in the music of Erwin Schulhoff, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Bela Bartok. Each of these composers are, to varying extents, musical anthropologists. Frank and Bartok’s music often incorporates folk and native music styles into a western classical structure, whereas Schulhoff integrates elements of modernism, neoclassicism, jazz, and dance from a number of sources and cultures. 

$20 General Admission/$15 Students

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Sep
9
6:30 pm18:30

Shenson Faculty Series

  • Community Music Center

Join Amaranth Quartet as they perform a free evening of quartet music on Capp Street at Community Music Center! 

Program includes:

Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout ­- Gabriela Lena Frank
5 Pieces for String Quartet ­- Erwin Schulhoff
String Quartet ­- Claude Debussy

Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

Literary Quartets @ Octopus Literary Salon

  • Octopus Literary Salon

Join us for an exciting evening at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland! Program will include Leos Janacek's String Quartet No. 1, a work inspired by Leo Tolstoy's Novella based on Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. Stay tuned for more details!

https://oaklandoctopus.org/

May
28
7:30 pm19:30

Seventh Avenue Performances: First Quartets

  • Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church

Amaranth Quartet is thrilled to present an evening exploring composers' first string quartets!   In addition to performing quartets by W. A. Mozart, Leos Janacek, and Claude Debussy, Amaranth Quartet will premiere Haley Shaw's first string quartet written this year.

http://www.sevenperforms.org/2015-2016-concert-season.html

Mar
6
12:00 pm12:00

Legion Listening Series

  • Legion of Honor

The Legion Listening Series presents chamber music in collaboration with Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.  By bringing together visual and performing arts in a public setting, these concerts stimulate the imagination and enhance the experience of visitors at the museum. Amaranth Quartet will be presenting a program inspired by artist Pierre Bonnard. Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia is the first major international presentation of Pierre Bonnard’s work to be mounted on the West Coast in half a century. The exhibition celebrates Bonnard (French, 1867–1947) as one of the defining figures of modernism in the transitional period between Impressionism and abstraction. 

http://sffcm.org/index.php?id=675

Feb
19
5:00 pm17:00

Any Place But Here: Amy Lacour & Amaranth Quartet

  • Oakland Museum of California

On this special night, Friday Nights @ OMCA’s live music performances expand beyond the amphitheater stage into the galleries. Enjoy the world premiere of Any Place But Here created by artist Amy LaCour in a staged acoustic performance featuring the Amaranth Quartet. The new work takes inspiration from the Great Migration and 20th century African American poetry, as well as the photography of Dorothea Lange.

http://museumca.org/2016/acoustic-space-any-place-here

Dec
6
6:30 pm18:30

Amy LaCour & Amaranth String Quartet: Anywhere But Here

  • Studio Grand

Join us for a workshop performance of Any Place But Here, a song cycle in 13 poems.  

Amy is incredibly excited to be sharing the second workshop performance of her song cycle, Any Place But Here, composed for voice and string quartet.

The cycle tells the story of a fictional male character leaving the American South during the Great Migration (1910 – 1970) and heading to an unnamed city. The songs tell of his hope as guiding force, his drive toward dignity, and his search for the elusive feeling of belonging in a hostile nation.  All songs are composed using 20th century African-American poetry as lyric.

The cycle is set to premier at the Oakland Museum of California in February, 2016.  Come listen, discuss, and be a part of this evolving work. 

http://www.studiograndoakland.org/calendar/2015/11/6/amy-lacour-amaranth-string-quartet-present-any-place-but-here

Nov
11
7:30 pm19:30

Il Tramonto: The Sunset

  • Holy Trinity Cathedral

Danielle Sampson and Amaranth Quartet come together to present an evening of music written for voice and string quartet. Works include Ottorino Respighi's Il Tramonto and James Craft's A Sunset Love (world premiere). 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1082684361765133/