Programs available for 2019-2020

The QSF journey into the future of chamber music is nearing the end of its second decade, and the group’s passion for playing the musical styles that bring them joy still inspires them. As musicians they stand on the shoulders of their 16th-century predecessors, who introduced their instruments to the western world.

Fast forward three hundred years … QSF’s eclecticism embraces the spirit of our time and continues the journey into the chamber music of the 21st century.

Program includes:

La Heroina (Jeremy Cohen)
Francini (J. Cohen)
Fiesta! (Helmut Lipsky)
Federico II (Giovanni Sollima)
Tango Carnevale (J. Cohen)
Rhapsody in Bluegrass (Gershwin-Rouse arr. J. Cohen)
How Sweet The Sound (J. Cohen)
Toroi Bandi (Mongolian Folk Song)


Tangos and Jazz | Music of the Americas

Traditional and modern Argentine tangos combined with works by American jazz legends—Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Raymond Scott.

Program includes:

La Cumparsita (G. H. Matos Rodriguez)
Gallo Ciego (Augustin Bardi)
Nuevo Tango (Astor Piazzolla)
Cool (Leonard Bernstein)
The Mooche (Duke Ellington)
Gee, Officer Krupke (L. Bernstein)
Spain (Chick Corea)
Powerhouse (Raymond Scott)
Celebration on the Planet Mars (R. Scott )
The Penguin (R. Scott)

Dave Brubeck | Jazz Master

Featuring selections from QSF Plays Brubeck, QSF’s Grammy-nominated CD celebrating jazz composer Dave Brubeck and his legendary albums, Time Out, Time Further Out, and Jazz Impressions of Eurasia.

Program includes:

Blue Rondo a la Turk
Strange Meadowlark
Take Five
Forty Days
It’s a Raggy Waltz
The Duke
The Golden Horn
Three to Get Ready
Kathy’s Waltz
Unsquare Dance


Masters of Pop | The Beatles and Beyond

Iconic masterpieces from the golden age of pop and rock. Ideal for summer and outdoor concerts celebrating community. Also great for younger audiences as a window into the world of chamber music.

Program includes:

Abbey Road Medley (Beatles, arr. by Jeremy Cohen)
White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddy Mercury)
Are You Going to San Francisco? (Scott McKenzie)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Cory-Cross)
Michael Jackson Medley (Jackson)   
Martha My Dear (Paul McCartney)
Because (John Lennon)
Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison)
Oh Darling (Lennon-McCartney)
At Last (Gordon-Warren)

Cinema for Strings | QSF Goes to the Movies

QSF’s celebration of the great writers for the big screen brings a night of romance, escape, and wonder.

Program includes:

Henry Mancini Highlights (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Pink Panther)
Selections from West Side Story (Gee, Officer Krupke and Cool by Leonard Bernstein)
Fellini Films Medley (works by Nina Rota)
The Wizard of Oz Suite (Harold Arlen)