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EVENT DETAILS

AMERICAN STRING QUARTET

  • DATE/TIME

    DATE: Thursday, November 08, 2018

    TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    VENUE:
    Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music
    Rice University

  • ABOUT THE CONCERT

    WAR AND HEALING

    Bach Praeludium in F Minor, BWV 857, from the Well-Tempered Clavier
    Shostakovich Quartet No. 8
    Bartók Marcia from Quartet No. 6
    Barber Adagio from Quartet for Strings, Op. 11
    Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"

     

    ARTISTS:

    • Peter Winograd, violin
    • Laurie Carney, violin
    • Daniel Avshalomov, viola
    • Wolfram Koessel, cello
    • Readings by Tom Sleigh, poet and journalist
     

    "Luxurious, beautifully sculptured performances" The New York Times

     

    The American String Quartet brings its powerful playing and exquisite musicianship to a collaborative presentation of music and poetry, with readings by Academy award-winning poet and war journalist, Tom Sleigh. This moving performance of inspired compositions is interwoven with Sleigh’s clear and profound view on the effects of war. Bartók’s quartet captures the unendurable grief of war written in 1940 at the beginning of WWII, at the time of his mother’s death and as he was preparing to abandon Europe. Beethoven’s Serioso” was composed during Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna and a period of serious inner turmoil for the composer.

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