The music you’re hearing now is by the Galax Quartet. This Bay Area group is modeled after 18th Century string quartets, but they also commission new music, some of which they’ll be playing this weekend. The Galax Quartet will be performing on Saturday, February 1st at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley. This is part of the San Francisco Early Music Society’s 37th annual concert series. The performance begins at 7:30pm.
This week on Open Air with host David Latulippe, a live studio performance by the Galax Quartet with contralto Karen Clark; this weekend they are performing a program that pairs avant-garde music from the 16th century with new music, for the San Francisco Early Music Society; Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov shares details about his performances this week with the San Francisco Symphony; Dianne Keogh offers her take on some recent cultural happenings; plus, regular contributor Peter Robinson covers the latest filmed Jack Ryan thriller and offers a personal memory of American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who passed away earlier this week at age 94. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday January 30, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.