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The Telegraph Quartet

Sunday November 14th, 2021 • 4pm

Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Program: Works by Bacewicz, Festinger, Britten

The Telegraph Quartet is one of our audiences’ favorite string quartets.  The quartet is based in San Francisco and last appeared with us in 2016.  They return to Redwood Arts on November 14 at 4:00 pm in the Community Church of Sebastopol.  The program includes Grażyna Bacewicz’ string Quartet No. 4, Richard Festinger’s Icarus in Flight and Britten’s String Quartet no. 2.

The Telegraph Quartet was formed in September 2013 with a commitment to a passionate approach to the standard chamber music repertoire as well as contemporary and non-standard repertoire. Described alternately as "intensely urgent" and "poignantly resonant", the Telegraph Quartet received the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumberg Chamber Music Award and the 2014 Grand Prize of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. They have performed in concert halls, music festivals, and academic institutions across the United States, from Santa Barbara to New York.

The Quartet has been featured as Guest Artists for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Chamber Music Masters Series, an ensemble residency with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music's Presidio Sessions, and has toured the U.S. sponsored by the Fischoff Foundation. The Quartet has appeared in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as guest ensemble with the sensational violinist Ian Swensen. Telegraph has also performed on several music festivals, including the Shouse Institute at the Great Lakes Music Festival in Detroit, and Robert Mann's Quartet Seminar at the Manhattan School of Music.

Beyond the concert stage, the Telegraph Quartet seeks to spread their music through education as well as audience engagement. The Quartet has given master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Master Series and Pre-College Division as well as at the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. And in 2017, traveled to communities and schools in Maine with Yellow Barn’s Music Haul. The members are graduates of top conservatories and universities including The Juilliard School, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Artist’s website: www.telegraphquartet.com.