Tuesday, October 5, 2021

SFChronicle.com: Catalyst Quartet launches a four-concert series to champion overlooked composers [George Walker and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor]

 The Catalyst Quartet: violist Paul Laraia (l.), cellist Karlos Rodriguez, violinists Abi Fayette and Karla Donehew Perez. 
Photo: Ricardo Quinones

George Walker (1922-2018)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Joshua Kosman

October 4, 2021

The redoubled energy with which classical artists are finally working to broaden the performing repertoire has been a heartening thing to witness. After seemingly endless decades of neglect, there’s been a detectable effort to move the music of female and non-white composers into the spotlight.

The Catalyst Quartet’s “Uncovered” series — four concerts presented over the course of the season by San Francisco Performances — promises a focused exploration of that repertoire, each event in partnership with a different collaborator.

Pianist Stewart Goodyear helps inaugurate the series with a program of chamber music by the Black composers George Walker and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Catalyst Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. $45-$65. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F. 415-392-2545. www.sfperformances.org

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