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Sierra Quartet

String Quartet

San Francisco, CA
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6 Played at 6 groupmuses!

Sierra Quartet

String Quartet

About

One day in 2018, Bay Area natives Elbert Tsai, Rochelle Nguyen, Christina Simpson, and James Jaffe got together to read quartets. After an improbably successful reading of Schubert's huge G Major Quartet, Elbert asked, "Do you guys like to rehearse?"

The group began rehearsing regularly, developing a shared musical taste and sharing it with audiences in California and France. They chose their name at a retreat in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Music

New: Jesse Montgomery, Caroline Shaw, Alexandra Bryant
Classic: Beethoven, Haydn, Dvořák, Janáček, Schumann, Schubert

Videos

Past groupmuses (6)

  • Outdoors

    Classic and new string quartets with the Sierra Quartet

    Saturday, Apr 2, 2022 2:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Berkeley Hills, Berkeley
    • Composers: Alexandra Bryant, Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Massivemuse Outdoors

    Beethoven in the Park (Street Tavern)

    Friday, Feb 25, 2022 6:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Alameda
    • Price: $25 tickets ($20 for Supermusers)

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Backyard views of the Sierra (quartet)

    Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Golden Gate, Oakland
    • Composers: Palestrina, Alberga, Mozart
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    Festival Rolland 2021: Beethoven op. 59 no. 1 with the Sierra Quartet

    Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 6:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Beethoven!
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    🌷Muse at Gamble Garden

    Friday, Sep 17, 2021 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto
    • Composers: Beethoven, Montgomery, Bryant
    • Instruments: String quartet
    • Price: Free to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Parallel Play! The Sierra Quartet, Peggy Gyulai, Alexandra Bryant, Beethoven

    Friday, Nov 20, 2020 6:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Alexandra Bryant, L.V. Beethoven
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: Free to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago