As was mentioned about a week ago, the members of the Friction Quartet, violinists Kevin Rogers and Otis Harriel, violist Taija Warbelow, and cellist Doug Machiz, are the current Artists-in-Residence in the Old First Concerts recital series at Old First Church. They celebrate the beginning of their fifth anniversary season by performing at Old First at the beginning of next month. Furthermore, that anniversary will be acknowledged with a presentation of one of the first compositions prepared for their repertoire, Maurice Ravel’s only string quartet. The program will also feature the San Francisco premiere of Brian Baumbusch’s “Three Elements.” The other works on the program will be Philip Glass’ third quartet, based on the music he composed for Paul Schrader’s film Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, and Garth Knox’ “Satellites.”
This concert will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 9. Old First Church is located at 1751 Sacramento Street, on the northeast corner of Van Ness Avenue. General admission is $20 with a $17 rate for seniors and $5 for full-time students with valid identification. Children aged twelve and under are admitted for free. There is a $2 discount for general admission and seniors tickets when they are purchased online through the event page for this concert. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Old First Concerts at 415-474-1608. Those planning to drive may be pleased to know that discounted parking is available at the Old First Parking Garage, just down the street from the church at 1725 Sacramento Street.