The four gifted string players in the Friction Quartet are redefining what modern classical music can be with performances that pair rhythmic ferocity with passionate tonal flair. Forged in the hallowed halls of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, this ground-breaking group is as adept with a high-velocity rendition of Beethoven's emotional Op. 59, No.1 as it is tearing through an intricate modern masterwork by the contemporary composer Andy Akiho. Hear Friction play both pieces, as well as Benjamin Britten's String Quartet No. 2, Op. 36, as Berkeley Chamber Performances presents a concert with them at Berkeley City Club. Be sure to stick around after the show for a reception with the musicians.
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The show runs approximately 2 hours including intermission, with a reception following.