Season Events

2014-15 Season Events

The Left Bank Quartet

Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00PM

Christ Lutheran Church
5101 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

Admission:$20, students free

Program:
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Quartet in G Major Op. 44, No. 4 “La Tiranna Spagnola”

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Quartet in C minor Op. 51 No. 1

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Quartet in A minor Op. 132

We bring attention to Luigi Boccherini, who wrote some 100 quartets, rivaling the output of his contemporary and the “father of string quartets,” Franz Joseph Haydn.  His Op. 44 no. 4 “La tiranna spagnola” is a lively little gem of a quartet.  Johannes Brahms published only three string quartets, the first not until he was forty years old.  His Op.51 no.1 is a spirited quartet full of rich, symphonic textures.  Ludwig van Beethoven’s op. 132, with its “Heiliger Dankgesang” movement: “Hymn of Thanksgiving to God of an invalid on his convalescence” contains some of the most intimately beautiful and transcendent music ever written.

The Left Bank Quartet performs: David Salness and Sally McLain, violins; Katherine
Murdock, viola, and Evelyn Elsing, cello.

free parking available on-site (small lot behind the church) and on the street


The Left Bank Concert Society

Sunday, April 12, 2015

3:00pm

Steinway Series
McEvoy Auditorium
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Map)
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20004

Free, but Ticketed

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B.155

Monumental compositions, soaring emotions.
We bring you two sweeping canvasses, executed within ten years of each other, and each honoring the distinctive ethos of its creator’s homeland. The Norwegian Edvard Grieg wrote of his first string quartet, “It strives towards breadth, soaring flight and above all resonance for the instruments for which it is written,” with stunningly sonorous results. Antonin Dvořák’s beloved piano quintet plumbs the highly-colored landscape of Czech folk music in his inimitable, fearlessly emotional voice.

The Left Bank Quartet performs: David Salness and Sally McLain, violins; Katherine
Murdock, viola, and Evelyn Elsing, cello. Larissa Dedova, piano.

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