February 27, 2020
February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
In collaboration with Rona Hu MD, Stanford University, CHIPAO.
We bring you Amy Beach’s unusually beautiful String Quartet in One Movement built upon three Inuit melodies. We will then explore Diacritical Marks for string quartet of Nico Muhly. Still in his 30’s, the prolific and versatile Muhly wrote the score for the Academy Award winning film ,The Reader, the music for Broadway’s revival of the Glass Menagerie, the opera, Marnie performed by the Metropolitan Opera in the fall of 2018 along with numerous other commissions. His Diacritical Marks is comprised of 8 short movements creating a sense of urgency and rhapsodic lyricism with great attention to detail. Bartok’s Piano Quintet in C major will astound you with its beauty but will not sound like what you have come to expect of Bartok. It is lush with melodies and grand in scope n the category of works by Brahms, Schumann and Dvorak. These beautiful qualities are precisely the reason this masterpiece has gone ignored by most. The public preferred the voice Bartok developed with age and unfairly regarded this quintet as inferior. We welcome prize winning pianist, William Wolfram, stunning violinists, Kristin Lee and Yoojin Jang, Boston Symphony violist, Daniel Kim and artistic director/ cellist Michelle Djokic for this breath taking program.
String Quartet in One Movement — Amy Beach
Diacritical Marks for string quartet — Nico Muhly
Piano Quintet in C major — Béla Bartók
$15/$10/under 18 FREE
Tickets will also be available at the door with cash or check.
In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto
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