• Melinda Martinez Becker, photo by Kersh Branz

Full: Friction Quartet

Programmed by Sarah Cahill


It’s hard to believe that Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), has existed for only a decade. Since forming in 2011, Friction rapidly became a fixture in the Bay Area music scene. Its performances are marked by emotional dynamism paired with exquisite musicianship. This event includes works by composer Nicolas Benavides, Kari Watson, and Mario Godoy.