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MUSIC: Friction Quartet are joined by mezzo-soprano Melinda Martinez Becker in a program featuring works by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn.

Friction Quartet and Melinda Martinez Becker

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Date(s) - 03/18/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Old First Concerts

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Friction Quartet are joined by mezzo-soprano Melinda Martinez Becker in a program featuring lieder by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E-flat major.

Friction Quartet

  • Doug Machiz – cello
  • Otis Harriel – violin
  • Kevin Rogers – violin
  • Rachyl Martinez – viola
  • Melinda Martinez Becker – mezzo-soprano

Concert Program

  • Clara Schumann Die gute Nacht, die ich dir sage
  • Clara Schumann Ich stand in dunklen Traümen
  • Clara Schumann Der Wanderer
  • Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat major
  • …and more TBA.

Mezzo-soprano Melinda Martinez Becker is a multi-faceted performer singing a diverse repertoire of baroque, contemporary classical, and experimental works. Her New Mexican and Jewish heritage shapes her career as a performer of art song in Spanish, Ladino, Yiddish and a variety of other languages.

Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “stunningly passionate” (Calgary Herald) and “exquisitely skilled” (ZealNYC), exists to modernize the chamber music experience and expand the string quartet repertoire. Friction achieves this mission by commissioning new works, curating imaginative programs, collaborating with artists, and presenting interactive educational outreach. Joshua Kosman (San Francisco Chronicle) declared that Friction Quartet is, “The Bay Area’s redoubtable new-music ensemble.”


Old First Concerts is a registered 501(c)3 Charitable Organization (Tax ID#:94-2898233).

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