Circadian String Quartet at Incarnation, San Francisco

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 7:30 pm
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Program: Circadian String Quartet presents “Love and Chains,” a concert about the bonds that can and cannot be broken. Join us for an evening that includes the world premiere of “Eurydice’s Defiance,” an opera in 5 acts by David Ryther featuring Lily Storm, with a libretto by novelist Kimiko Guthrie. The opera explores the unjust detention of Eurydice and her quest to be reunited with her son Orfeus.  It will be paired with Antonín Dvořák’s love song to his homeland, his String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 51. Nicknamed “The Slavonic,” the quartet is infused with dances and rhythms that illustrate Dvořák’s immutable bond with his homeland.

Bay Area based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to promote the classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire, in particular music of cultural and folkloric significance. Since then, the group has been featured through Mt. Shasta’s Music By the Mountain, Sunset Music | Arts Chamber Music Series in San Francisco, and the Merced Symphony Association. In 2014, the CSQ were invited to collaborate with the St. Petersburg-based Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet during their North American tour. They have also given U.S. premieres of pieces by world-renowned British composer Ian Venables in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Sally Munro of the San Francisco Opera and Natalie Parker, Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Ballet.

Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets

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David Ryther and Monika Gruber, violins
Omid Assadi, viola
David Wishnia, cello


Incarnation Church
1750 29th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122-4223
Phone: 415.564.2324