Telegraph Quartet Gives Livestream Performance from SFCM featuring special Intermission Interviews


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On Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:30pm PT, the Telegraph Quartet presents a livestream concert on the Faculty Artists Series at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where the ensemble is quartet-in-residence. The quartet will perform live in Sol Joseph Recital Hall, and the stream will be free to watch online with advance registration: https://sfcm.edu/performance-calendar/event/faculty-artist-series-telegraph-quartet

The Telegraph Quartet’s program features the String Quartet No. 2 by internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Eleanor Alberga, who was recently awarded the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for composition. The quartet will also perform Korngold’s String Quartet No. 3, Op. 37 – his first post-World War II concert work – an odyssey spanning the gamut between the despair of Hitler’s tyranny to the celebration of victory over his fall. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131, in celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday year.

As a special intermission feature, each quartet member will be interviewed about the pieces on the program, their time at SFCM, their origin story, and winning the Naumburg competition. Additionally, Telegraph Quartet violinist Eric Chin will interview Eleanor Alberga, speaking from London.

As quartet-in-residence at SFCM, the Telegraph Quartet coaches degree-seeking students in the collegiate chamber music program and works with promising young soloists and chamber musicians in SFCM’s Pre-College. The Quartet performs a featured residency concert each semester and also collaborates in performances throughout the year with other faculty members and advanced students. Three of the quartet’s members—Eric Chin, Pei-Ling Lin, and Joseph Maile—are graduates of SFCM.

The Telegraph Quartet: www.telegraphquartet.com.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music: www.sfcm.edu

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