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Quartet San Francisco: A Benefit for Crowden Music Center
May 07, 2012
Monday, May 7
Non-traditional in their delivery, QSF redefines the sound of chamber music. "When the music says swing, we swing. When the music says groove, we groove."
Five-time Grammy nominee for its last three releases (2006, 2007, and 2009) and International Tango competition winners (New York, 2004), Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. QSF is Jeremy Cohen and Alisa Rose, violinists, Keith Lawrence, violist, and Kelley Maulbetsch, cellist. As crossover specialists they excel in multiple styles — from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond.
All proceeds of this concert benefit student financial aid and educational programs at the Crowden Music Center.
Known for its pioneering music day school, which was the first of its kind in the nation, the Crowden Music Center in North Berkeley combines outstanding music education with an unusually warm, neighborly atmosphere. In addition to offering a broad range of lessons, classes, and ensembles for all ages, Crowden reaches out to Bay Area children with outreach programs in local public schools and a variety of free concerts and events for families. No “ivory tower” of classical music, 50% of Crowden students receive financial aid.