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Friction Quartet

March 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening of song featuring soprano, Cara Gabrielson. This program features a composer commissioned by the Friction Commissioning Initiative III and a piece commissioned by Friction Quartet.

The celebrated ensemble will perform in the cathedral’s intimate Chapel of Grace. 

Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “stunningly passionate” (Calgary Herald) and “exquisitely skilled” (ZealNYC), exists to modernize the chamber music experience and expand the string quartet repertoire. Friction achieves its 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 “an artist who should be discovered” and described their performance as “high-octane music making…a fine blend of rhythmic ferocity and tonal flair.”



Hugo Wolf – Mignon Lieder (arranged by Otis Harriel)
Michi Wianko – To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores
Missy Mazzoli – Harp and Altar
Noah Luna – The Highwayman (Friction commission)

Event Details

The cathedral will open for seating at 7 pm. Enter the cathedral through the door at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the glass doors on Taylor Street left of the garage entrance. Turn left down the hallway and follow it to the elevator. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral.


March 17, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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