Sunday, February 2, 2020
10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building
Morrison Chamber Music Center, School of Music
School of Music
This special event provides young chamber music ensembles from throughout California the opportunity to participate in master classes and concerts with acclaimed musicians, including the Alexander String Quartet. Launched in 2003 to honor the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin's association with San Francisco and SF State, this event advances the belief that music has the power to create understanding and transcend differences between people. The day's events include the Jane Galante Chamber Music Competition and performances using the Violins of Hope, a collection of more than 70 string instruments originally owned and played by European Jews in ghettos and Nazi death camps during World War II, which have been lovingly restored over the past two decades by renowned Israeli violin-makers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein.