Indulge your senses and immerse yourself in the luxury of great 19th century chamber music with the Cypress String Quartet. This season’s Salon Series explores the ideas of sturm und drang, darkness and light, and special friendships, with a survey of the complete cycle of Dvorak Cypresses – a series of 12 love songs for string quartet of varied emotional expression from which the Cypress Quartet takes its name. Each Salon will pair selections from The Cypresses with complementary selections by other composers.
Salon #1 emphasizes high drama, pairing the most tumultuous Cypresses with quartets by Mozart and Beethoven. In Salon #2 we fall in love all over again with Schubert’s great Cello Quintet (Gary Hoffman joins the Cypress for these performances) and we enjoy a taste of 21st century fantasy in French composer Philippe Hersant’s String Quartet No.3. In Salon #3 the hero triumphs as we return to Mozart and Beethoven, while George Tsontakis’s 5th Quartet leads us on an ethereal journey through time.
Seating at each venue is limited to just 60-80 people to ensure an intimate experience. Concerts, including intermission, run between 90-120 minutes and are immediately followed by Chocolates & Wine receptions hosted on-site by the Cypress String Quartet. Concert Program booklets will include detailed notes on the music performed, and an assortment of Cypress Quartet CDs will be available for purchase at all Salon Series concerts.
Purchase individual Salon Series tickets at www.cityboxoffice.com, or through the concert-specific links below.
Salons on Fridays take place in Berkeley, at the exquisite Pearson Theater at Meyer Sound
Salons on Saturdays take place in San Francisco, in the striking Gallery Wendi Norris
Salons on Sundays take place in Los Altos Hills, in the historic Stonebrook Court Manor
This is as close, intense and breathtaking as music gets. Don’t miss it!
Salon Series Programs & Tickets
Dvorak: selections from The Cypresses
Mozart: String Quartet in C Major, K.465 “Dissonant”
George Tsontakis: String Quartet No.5
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op.59 No.1
May 10, 8:00pm: Berkeley [MAP] [TICKETS]
May 11, 8:00pm: San Francisco [MAP] [TICKETS] [PARKING AND RESTAURANTS]
May 12, 3:00pm: Los Altos Hills [MAP] [TICKETS]
Seating is limited to ensure a truly intimate experience.
Single Tickets: $50.
Group rate: Call 415-500-2150 for more information about pricing for groups larger than 10 per concert.
Complete Salon Series Information Available at www.cityboxoffice.com.