This program follows the evolution of the string quartet through Haydn’s life by featuring works from the composer’s most beloved and influential quartet collections. Quartet in F minor, Op. 20. No. 5 introduces a new dynamic to the quartet by showcasing four independent voices. Nicknamed “The Joke,” Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2 belongs to the opus that the composer himself described as being “written in a completely new and special style.” Three spirited chords open the Quartet in G Major, Op, 76, no. 1, the mature and last complete collection of quartets by Haydn.
Performed by The Cramer Quartet:
Jessica Park- violin, Alana Youssefian- violin, Stephen Goist- viola, Shirley Hunt- cello
This event is part of WHAM, Women History Artist Month, at Goddard Riverside The Bernie Wohl Center presenting performing and visual arts by and about women