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Telegraph Quartet Gives Virtual Concert Presented by Crowden Music Center Featuring Music by Britten

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4pm PT

Presented by Crowden Music Center as part of its Sundays@Four Concert Series

The Telegraph Quartet (Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, cello) will give a virtual performance featuring the music of Britten, Beethoven, and Brahms, on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4pm presented by Crowden Music Center as part of its Sundays@Four Concert Series. The performance is free to watch online with advance reservations and will be available for on-demand viewing for one week. Tickets and information available at

The Telegraph Quartet’s program features Britten’s Three Divertimenti; Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1; and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2. Joseph Maile of the Quartet says, “All three of these works represent each composer’s first public foray into the string quartet medium. Benjamin Britten’s spirited Three Divertimenti were some of the young composer’s first professional works. Beethoven’s Op. 18 No. 1 is his ambitious, if slightly delayed, entry into the quartet medium as the vanguard of his set of six quartets. And Brahms’ wistful second string quartet is one of his two final products, of numerous discarded attempts – most likely with Beethoven metaphorically looking over his shoulder.”

Committed to continuing to connect with audiences during this time, the Telegraph Quartet has also given virtual performances presented by Noe Music, SF Music Day 2020, and Noontime Concerts. In November 2020, the Telegraph Quartet produced ChamberFEAST, its first chamber music festival in Taiwan, born out of Telegraph’s mission to spread music through performance, education, and audience engagement. It was presented by Revolving Gate Music and co-hosted by San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where the quartet is in residence. During the festival, the Telegraph Quartet worked intensively with university and high school music students throughout Taiwan in various activities including chamber music coaching, performance classes, masterclasses, lectures, and sight-reading sessions, culminating with a student performance. Among these students were some of the Telegraph’s very own from SFCM, who stayed home in Taiwan due to the pandemic.

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