On April 25, 2013, the Alexander String Quartet concert at Engelman Recital Hall of Baruch College performance and art center, which was made possible through the generous gift to the Baruch College Fund from Aaron Silberman’46 (The Aaron Silberman Concert Series). A loyal friend of Baruch, Mr. Silberman served on the Board of Trustees of the Baruch College Fund and was a Baruch College Fellow. Alexander String Quartet was formed in New York City in 1981 and the following year became the first string quartet to win the Concert Artists Guild Competition. In 2006 Baruch College awarded them Presidential Medals in honor of their longstanding commitment to the Arts and Education and in celebration of their two decades of service to the college. The Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet has established itself as an important advocate of new music through more than twenty-five commissions and numerous premiere performances.
The Alexander String Quartet concert was started at 2:45 pm. There were four instrument players on this concert were Zakarias Grafilo and Frederick Lifstiz on Violins, Paul Yarbrough on viola and Sandy Wilson on cello. The concert was conducted on the B2 (basement level 2) Engelman Recital Hall of Baruch College Vertical Campus. The atmosphere was very cool and nice as the concert hall was approximately the size of an average concert hall with about 150 people in the audience. The concert was started in a very quite environment.