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Friction Quartet – Friday July 21, 2017 at 8 pm

O1C Artists-in-Residence
Doug Machiz,
cello; Otis Harriel, violin; Taija Warbelow, viola; Kevin Rogers, violin

Bedřich Smetana String Quartet No. 2
Piers Hellawell The Still Dancers (US Premiere)
Plus more work tba

Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “stunningly passionate” (Calgary Herald) and “chillingly effective” (San Francisco Examiner), exists to expand the string quartet repertoire and audience for adventurous contemporary music through commissioning composers and performing in underserved schools and communities. Joshua Kosman (San Francisco Chronicle) declared that Friction Quartet is “an artist who should be discovered” and described their performance as “high-octane music making … a fine blend of rhythmic ferocity and tonal flair.” For more information please visit