October 9 2012
Bettina Mussumeli and Susan Freier, violins
Jodi Levitz, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
We're thrilled to open our 20th season with a Bay Area favorite, the celebrated Ives Quartet. Intensity coupled with refinement highlight the Quartet's performances. They specialize in championing works of under-appreciated American composers, such as Cowell and Quincy Porter.
Franz Josef Haydn—String Quartet in F Major Op. 50 No. 5, "The Dream"
Henry Cowell—Quartet No. 4, "United Quartet"
Bedrich Smetana—String Quartet No. 1, "From My Life"