Amaranth Quartet


Amaranth Quartet–Friday, August 3


Equally at home with Mozart and Mendelssohn as they are with brand new string quartet compositions, violinists Emily Botel and Abigail Shiman, violist Julie Michael, and cellist Helen Newby met at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, formed the Amaranth Quartet in 2014 and have been going strong ever since.  They’ve been one of the featured groups for the past two years at the annual Kronos Quartet Festival in San Francisco.

For us they’ll present pieces from a wide range of eras:

Darius Milhaud, String Quartet No. 7
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 2: III. Intermezzo
Igor Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet
Alyssa Weinberg, Parallels

Garth Knox, Satellites: III. Dimensions
Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Sunjata’s Time: I. Sumaworo; III. Nana Triban
Rhiannon Giddens, At the Purchaser’s Option
Alessandra Vrebalov, My Desert, My Rose

You can read more about their recent Kronos Festival concert and sample one of the pieces they’ll be playing for us here.

See the CONCERTS page to make reservations.



Western Centuries–Saturday, September 1

John Whelan & Haley Richardson–Friday, September 28

Musica Pacifica–Saturday, October 6

Les Poules a Colin–Friday, October 19

April Verch & John Newberry–Sunday, October 28