Program includes Mendelssohn String Quintet No. 2, Shostakovich String Quartet 11, Beethoven Harp Quartet.
With guests Natasha Bazhanov, Artur Girsky and Kim Houglum, violin; Julie Whitton, John Scanlon, viola; Eli Weinberger, cello.
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Blue Heron Art Center
19704 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070 (206) 463-5131
Beethoven “Harp” Quartet, op.74
Shostakovich String Quartet XI
We are honored to be hosted by Temple Beth Am to share music by composers whose lives were deeply impacted by the Holocaust. Shostakovich’s Tenth Quartet (1964) bears a dedication to Mieczyslaw Weinberg, the Jewish/Polish composer who fled to the Soviet Union after his family members were murdered in the camps. We’ll play the Lento from Weinberg’s Fourth Quartet (1945), as well as Gideon Klein’s String Trio from 1944 and Alexander von Zemlinsky’s A Major Quartet from 1896. Blayne Barnes, Natasha Bazhanov and Artur Girsky, violinists extraordinaires, join us.
Tickets are $20/general – $10/student/senior/needs a discount. Available at the door (cash only) or in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/612874 with no service fee!