DaPonte String Quartet
August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm |
The one and only DaPonte String Quartet
returns to the Meetinghouse with an evening of chamber music. Now celebrating its 30th year, the ensemble, Lydia Forbes, Myles Jordan, Ferdinand Liva, and Kirsten Monke are presenting works by Randall Thompson, his “Alleluia” arranged for string quartet, Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor Opus 18, no. 4, and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor “Rosamunde”. Alexander Romanul will replace Ferdinand Liva who is out with health issues for these performances.
The Alleluia is originally a choral work of great beauty and serenity, and translates quite well to the string quartet genre. The C minor quartet of Beethoven, from his early period, is quite brooding. Moods swing from dark and swirling, to buoyant and almost comic. Finally the “Rosamunde” quartet, named for the material of the 2nd movement which was taken from incidental music Schubert penned for a play of the same name. This work is characteristically vocal and deep in emotional content, and it comes from the same time as “Death and the Maiden” written near the end of Schubert’s life. Please join us for this evening of some of the greatest works in the literature.
Note that this is an indoor event in our second floor performance space (the second floor is not ADA accessible).
Doors open at 6:30 for cocktails!
$22.5 in advance / $25 door. Children under 12 are FREE. If they love music, please bring them.