Friction QuartetFree chamber music concert set for Dec. 6

The community is invited to a free concert of chamber music at CSU Monterey Bay on Dec. 6.

Since forming the Friction Quartet while they were students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Doug Machiz, Kevin Rogers, Otis Harriel and Pei-Ling Lin have established a reputation for edgy programming and exhilarating performance of contemporary works.

Recent performances include La Belle Vie Concert Series at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s Chamber Music Day, and Garrett-Moulton Productions’ A Show of Hands for quartet and dancers.

Friction QuartetAt CSUMB, the quartet will premiere a piece composed by Dr. Lanier Sammons, a lecturer in the university’s Music and Performing Arts Department.

The performance will start at 8 p.m. in the Music Hall, located on Sixth Avenue between Col. Durham and Butler streets. Parking is available in front of the building.

While the concert is free, visitors must purchase a parking permit from a machine on the adjacent lot or by going online. Driving directions and a campus map are available here.

Earlier in the day, the group will work with student composers, offering feedback on their compositions.

For information or to request disability accommodations, call 582-3009.

“To watch the Friction Quartet is to see the utter embodiment of the music. They are so fully there – connected – exchanging glances as their bodies move, dip, sway, as if they are not four different people.”
Leslie Gossett, writing from the Creating Enlightened Society Festival

Photos courtesy of the Friction Quartet
Top photo (left to right): Otis Harriel, Pei-Ling Lin, Doug Machiz, Kevin Rogers