Telegraph Quartet. Courtesy image.

The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, the non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1973 to present exceptional classical musicians in Mill Valley at affordable ticket prices, continues its 2019-2020 concert series with a Nov. 10th performance by Telegraph Quartet.

The Bay Area-based ensemble, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “…an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept…with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” is comprised of Eric Chin and Joseph Maile on violins, Pei-Ling Lin on viola and Jeremiah Shaw on cello. The quartet formed in 2013, the Telegraph Quartet was awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.  

The quartet is currently on the chamber music faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as the Quartet-in-Residence and has given master classes at the SFCM Collegiate and Pre-College Divisions, through the Morrison Artist Series at San Francisco State University, and abroad at the Taipei National University of the Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

The program features Alban Berg: String Quartet Op. 3 in G minor; Bartok: String Quartet #4 and Beethoven: String Quartet #14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131.

The MVCMS concert series also features Gould Piano Trio with Robert Plane, clarinet on January 26, 2020; Alexei Sitkovetsky, violin and Wu Qian, piano on February 23, 2020; and Aizuri Quartet, March 8, 2020.

Two months later, MVCMS showcases the talents of five emerging classical musicians at the annual Marin Music Chest “Young Artists’ Concert,” on May 17, 2020.

MVCMS concerts are held at 5 p.m. Sundays at the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley, an intimate concert venue featuring superb acoustics and free parking.

Season subscriptions are $145 per person for five concerts or $105 for three concerts. All subscribers receive complimentary tickets to the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert. Tickets are sold at the door at $40 per person. Free admission for youth age 18 and under. Subscriptions or single tickets can be ordered online here.

The 411: The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society‘s 47th season continues Sunday, November 10 with Telegraph Quartet. Concerts are at 5 p.m. Sundays at the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church at 410 Sycamore Avenue. Single tickets are $40 general and free for youth ages 18 and under. Season subscriptions options include $145 per person for all five concerts or a mini-subscription for $105 for three concerts. All subscribers receive a complimentary ticket to the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert on May 17, 2020. MORE INFO & TIX.

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