String Quartet No. 2 (2005)

Duration: 12’30

1. Untitled
2. San Francisco Fog
3. Dance

Instrumentation: String Quartet
2 violins, viola, violoncello

Written for the 2005 California Summer Music Festival.

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String Quartet No. 2 was written at the 2005 California Summer Music Festival in Pebble Beach, California.  It was premiered at the “Sounds from Creative Minds” Composition Department Recital at the San Francisco Conservatory on November 12, 2005.  The first movement (Untitled) is energetic and agitated since at that time I was looking forward to write a string quartet for a summer music festival.  The second movement (San Francisco Fog) mysteriously depicts the many shades of San Francisco life, notably the Outer Richmond district that is known to be foggy and dreary most of the time of the year.  San Francisco Fog also makes a reference to the Bay area foghorns that echoes throughout the Richmond district of the city.  The last movement (Dance) is an animated closing dance piece for the quartet.