Telegraph Quartet

Telegraph Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Member Early Access: May 16-29

Block for Two
Block for One
Thursday, July 11 | 7:30 PM
Includes a $3.00 handling fee per block.
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San Francisco’s Telegraph Quartet returns to the Back Deck after their stellar performance in 2021. Now celebrating their 10th anniversary, the ensemble the San Francisco Chronicle hailed for their “soulfulness, tonal beauty and intelligent attention to detail,” brings their signature sound to works by Beethoven, Dvořák, and the contemporary master, Kenji Bunch.

The Quartet has performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, theSan Francisco Conservatory of Music’sChamber Masters Series, and at festivals including the Chautauqua Institute,Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and the Emilia Romagna Festival. They have collaborated with pianists LeonFleisher and Simone Dinnerstein; cellists Norman Fischer and Bonnie Hampton; violinist Ian Swensen; and the St.Lawrence Quartet and Henschel Quartett. A fervent champion of 20th-and 21st-century repertoire, the TelegraphQuartet has premiered works by Osvaldo Golijov, John Harbison, Robert Sirota, and Richard Festinger.In August 2023, the Telegraph Quartet released its latest albumDivergent Paths, the first in a series of recordingstitled20th Century Vantage Points, on Azica Records.Divergent Paths, featuring Ravel’s String Quartet in F Majorand Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7, followsInto The Light(Centaur, 2018), an albumhighlighting agripping set of works by Leon Kirchner, Anton Webern, and Benjamin Britten.


  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6 
  • Kenji Bunch: String Quartet No. 2 
  • Dvořák: String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105 B. 193

Bring your own chairs and refreshments and enjoy live entertainment atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking deck. Patrons are invited to arrive as early as 6:00 PM to set up and enjoy refreshments and stunning sunsets on The Back Deck.

Tickets are $53 for an 8’x8’ block that accommodates up to two patrons or $28 for a block that accommodates one patron. In the event of inclement weather, outdoor performances will be held inside the Museum’s Bickford Theatre as general admission.

Thank you for your support!

Leadership Support for the Lot of Strings Concert Series is provided by Will and Mary Leland and Lot of Strings founding donor, F. Gary Knapp.

Ticket & Visitor Information

For assistance and to make purchases by phone, call the box office at 973-971-3706. The ticket price includes a non-refundable $3.00 service fee.

Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

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