Multi-Grammy nominees: Quartet San Francisco release 'Pacific Premieres: New Works by California Composers' on ViolinJazz Recordings. The acclaimed cross-genre string quartet delivers a hard driving Classical-Jazz hybrid program on the disc featuring two swinging new suites by Gordon Goodwin; a breathtaking three-movement string quartet by Vince Mendoza; and a gorgeous new work by legendary Hollywood composer Patrick Williams. QSF's founder and first violinist Jeremy Cohen closes the album writing a brilliant piece of his own called 'Guamba'
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Cabrillo Festival Of Contemporary Music announces 58th season / BroadwayWorld
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates its 58th season July 26 - August 9, 2020, with a remarkable season of timely, topical, and thought-provoking new works. Led by 2020 Grammy Award-winning Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the Cabrillo Festival is all about "music of our time, for our time." The Fes...
Swedish Fish and Quartet San Francisco stand side by side in Oak Bluffs / Vineyard Gazette
Whenever her sixth and seventh grade students play a wrong note, Oak Bluffs strings teacher Rebecca Laird requires them to give her a Swedish Fish, her favorite candy. It only seemed fitting that when a group of her students decided to form a string ensemble, they chose the chewy snack as inspiration for their name: The Swedish Fish Strings. Wednesday morning, the ensemble made up of 11 Oak Bluffs an...
A QSF Journey is WFMT 'Featured New Release'
Founded in 2001 by violinist and composer Jeremy Cohen, Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. These crossover specialists excel in multiple styles, from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond. On this new release, they take a journey into chamber music of the 21st century. The twelve selections on the album includ...
Lot's of bang for the buck this autumn / TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Here are the some of the performances we recommend as most deserving of your attention, from this Autumn's Twin Cities classical music scene Oct. 2: This Scottish violinist - Nicola Benedetti became something of a sensation across the pond at age 16, winning the BBC's Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2004. Now 31, she's built an amazing career. She's a Member of the Order of the British ...
KALW: Open Air talks with QSF violinist/founder Jeremy Cohen about upcoming Yoshi's - Oakland date
On this week's Open Air, KALW: San Francisco's radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with violinist Jeremy Cohen, who is also composer, arranger and founder of Quartet San Francisco (QSF), about the quartet's upcoming concert on Monday, June 11 at Yoshi's / Oakland, during which the ensemble will give a preview of their new CD which is due to be released in S...
Edgar Meyer, Gil Shaham, and Quartet San Francisco on Performance Today
When Edgar Meyer was growing up, there was sort of a family tradition... his father and two uncles played the double bass. Now, Edgar Meyer is THE great double bass virtuoso of our time. On Friday's Performance Today, hear him play a Bottesini double bass concerto with the Nashville Symphony. Here's the whole show. The segment also features - Gil Shaham and Quartet San Francisco. H...
Quartet San Francisco set for Chamber Music at The Barn / Wichita Eagle
The third weekend of performances of Chamber Music at The Barn will feature the Bay Area's Quartet San Francisco. Grammy nominees for their last three CD releases (2009, 2007, and 2006) and International Tango competition winners (New York, 2004), Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. Founded in 2001 by celebrated Bay Area violinist and compos...
Quartet San Francisco set for SF State University / San Francisco Classical Voice
A Grammy nominee for its last three CD releases and the 2004 International Tango competition winner, Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. Celebrated Bay Area violinist and composer-arranger Jeremy Cohen founded Quartet San Francisco in 2001. He is joined by violinist Matthew Szemela, violist Chad Kaltinger and cellist Andrés Vera. As a crossover spe...
Echoes of Laura Nyro set for Herbst Theatre / San Francisco Chronicle
Laura Nyro wrote the rousing "Save the Country" in 1968 after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, as the Vietnam War and racial strife racked the nation. Pounding the piano in a jaunty groove, she sang the melody with a mix of defiant anger and optimism in her abundant, fiery voice. The version of "Save the Country" that pianist-composer Billy Childs arranged for his beautiful...
Quartet San Francisco opens for Rufus Wainwright at Stern Grove / San Francisco Classical Voice
Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco will open for Rufus Wainwright at Stern Grove this on Sunday, July 27. QSF's contemporary sound which ranges from tango and jazz to Big Band is led by Bay Area violinist and composer-arranger Jeremy Cohen who founded the ensemble in 2001. He will be joined by violinist Matthew Szemela, violist Chad Kaltinger, and cellist Kelley Maulbetsch. Canadian-Ame...
Quartet San Francisco featured in May issue of Strings Magazine
Quartet San Francisco is midway through the third tune in a winter concert at Symphony Space in New York when havoc ensues: the small theater's air-conditioning system groans into action and a gust of wind sends scores soaring off the musicians' stands. The string quartet at first tries to carry on, but to no avail. Shouted requests to the tech crew are made, jokes dispensed with, and the errant fan is...
Quartet San Francisco helps Fremont Symphony culminate 50th-anniversary
The Fremont Symphony will culminate its 50th-anniversary year Saturday night with one of the most "feel-good" concerts possible, abetted by special guest artists Quartet San Francisco. The festivities extend beyond the concert, as music director Gregory Van Sudmeier and the Fremont Symphony Orchestra board have invited the audience to a reception honoring David Sloss, the much-lauded conductor emeritus, ...
Quartet San Francisco gets 2, 2014 GRAMMY Nominations for 'Pacific Premieres'
Congratulations to Crossover Media Artist: Quartet San Francisco on their 2, 2014 GRAMMY Nominations for 'Pacific Premieres' in the 'Best Instrumental Composition' Gordon Goodwin, composer
Quartet San Francisco: California Pictures For String Quartet
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Quartet San Francisco: String Quartet No. 1: Funky...
KUAF's Katy Henriksen sits down with Quartet San Francisco
Violinist and Quartet San Francisco founder Jeremy Cohen discusses the group's new album: Pacific Premieres with KUAF: Fayettville Katy Henriksen. Jeremy alks about what its like to work as an artist who doesn't fit easily defined roles.
The album features a new string quartet from Gordon Goodwin who says he was well into his composing career before he "got the courage ...
Quartet San Francisco: Pacific Premieres / This weeks KDFC 'Download Of the Week'
Following up 2009's double Grammy Award-nominated QSF Plays Brubeck, Quartet San Francisco delivers Pacific Premieres featuring two swinging new suites by acclaimed jazz big band leader, composer, and arranger Gordon Goodwin, a breathtaking three-movement string quartet by conductor, arranger, and composer Vince Mendoza, a gorgeous new work by legendary Hollywood composer Patrick Williams, and a bril...
Quartet San Francisco's 'Pacific Premiers' enters CMJ-World Top 40 this week
Quartet San Francisco the acclaimed cross-genre string quartet, has released 'Pacific Premieres: New Works by California Composers' on ViolinJazz Recordings. With two swinging new suites by noted jazz big band leader, composer, and arranger Gordon Goodwin; a breathtaking three-movement string quartet by conductor, arranger, and composer Vince Mendoza; and a gorgeous new work by legendar...
Quartet San Francisco plays Chamber Music Day@San Francisco Conservatory of Music TONIGHT!!
San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Chamber Music Day offers audiences, musicians, and local presenting organizations an unusual opportunity to gather at one venue to showcases an array of Bay Area ensembles. Programs are presented in half-hour segments and are organized so that audience members are encouraged to move from stage to stage within the venue, enjoying a variety of musical styles and di...
Quartet San Francisco plays 'Arts Northwest Conference' TODAY!!
Three-time Grammy nominees, Quartet San Franciso specialize in multiple genres including tango, jazz, pop, and funk. Playing music drawn from the lifetimes of both performers and audience, QSF demystifies chamber music and speaks in a musical vernacular understood by listeners of all ages. Showcase highlights the diversity of this energetic and high-powered ensemble. Working overtime to keep ch...
Quartet San Francisco appearing TONIGHT at Yoshi's Oakland
Multi-Grammy nominees and International Tango competition winners Quartet San Francisco will be appearing tonight Thursday September 26@Yoshi's Oakland with their new program: Pacific Premieres: New Works by West Coast Composers, featuring works by: Gordon Goodwin, Patrick Williams, Vince Mendoza and Jeremy Cohen. Founded in 2001 by celebrated Bay Area violinist and composer-arran...
Multi-Grammy Nominees: Quartet San Francisco releases: 'Pacific Premieres / New Works by California Composers'
Multi-Grammy nominees: Quartet San Francisco release 'Pacific Premieres: New Works by California Composers' on ViolinJazz Recordings. The acclaimed cross-genre string quartet delivers a hard driving Classical-Jazz hybrid program featuring two swinging new suites by Gordon Goodwin; a breathtaking three-movement string quartet by Vince Mendoza; and a gorgeous new work by legendary Hollywo...
Asia Icon: Yoshiki set to release 'Yoshiki Classical' featuring Quartet San Francisco
Yoshiki, one of Asia's most influential musical artist and biggest rock icon, is proud to announce the release of his new classical album Yoshiki Classical. Set for an August 27th digital release, and September 24 physical release. Yoshiki Classical sees collaborations between Yoshiki and legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, theLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toky...
Grammy nominated: Quartet San Francisco releases 'Latigo.' Dazzling tango and Latin arrangements for string quartet
Quartet San Francisco's Latigo, which is now being re-released to Radio has received two Grammy nominations for 2006: "Best Classical Crossover CD" and "Best Engineered Classical CD." Recorded by veteran engineer Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Ranch, this dazzling recording of tango and Latin arrangements for string quartet is being re-released on ViolinJazz Records. Joined by acclaimed Latin perc...