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Music for the Future: The Beethoven Cycle - Part III
Virtual Premiere

Music for the Future: The Beethoven Cycle - Part III

Sun, December 12, 2021 7:00 PM, EST

Post-concert Zoom link (please join at 8:25pm ET)
https://zoom.us/j/2020743980?pwd=NlNYeFdBWmw4S2JGSER1UCtVemVGZz09

PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US is proud to present the third of a 16-part digital concert series based on the college-accredited, Beethoven-inspired music composition course being created for incarcerated students. This course, named MUSIC FOR THE FUTURE, is an expansion of our previous 5-day intensive workshops which PMHU teaching artists have given in state and federal prisons for the past five years.

For the third installment of this Groupmuse Centerstage series, you will have the opportunity to take part in the ongoing creation of this exciting new digital composition course, experiencing all sixteen of Beethoven's String Quartets in a new and up-close way, and learn how our students compose using the same tools Beethoven used. We hope you'll join us to take a deep dive into the beauty, inspiration, pain, and redemption that are contained within Beethoven's music, while learning how to craft original works through breaking down Beethoven's compositional process.

The full MUSIC FOR THE FUTURE course will launch in Fall 2022 led by PMHU's lead teaching artist and course developer Brad Balliett.

This month, Brad and the ensemble will tackle Beethoven's young and unsettled op. 18 #6 quartet, exploring the most intensely personal and autobiographical of Beethoven's early string quartets. Jolting from deeply morose and plaintive to hyper and ebullient (and back again and again), the "Malinconia" quartet - so named by the composer after a personal mental affliction we might now associate with Bipolar Disorder - is a piece that breaks the mold of what string quartets had been up to that point in history, planting the seeds for what he would forge in his middle and late periods.

This Digital Residency by Project: Music Heals Us has been made possible with generous support from Chamber Music America through its Residency Endowment Fund, and funding from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Performers:
Abigel Kralik & Brian Hong, violins
Molly Carr, viola
Michael Katz, cello

Program

Brian Hong Violin
Molly Carr Viola
Michael Katz Cello

Post-concert Zoom link (please join at 8:25pm ET) https://zoom.us/j/2020743980?pwd=NlNYeFdBWmw4S2JGSER1UCtVemVGZz09

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6

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Joey Chang, 8 months ago

Hello all!
Please be aware that we will be joining the musicians from 7:00-7:15pm on the Zoom room, accessible at the Groupmuse stream page (which you can find by clicking "Join This Event Here")
Our Premiere tonight will occur from 7:15-8:25pm - PLEASE NOTE: this has been uploaded as a regular Youtube video, meaning - you must CLICK PLAY on the video in the stream page at about 7:15pm. Our concert video is 1 hr and 5 min.
At 8:25pm, we will all rejoin the Zoom room for our final reception. You can feel free to join the Zoom beforehand if you finish watching the performance, or continue watching the video if you need more time to finish the performance before joining us on Zoom.
Thank you!


Attendees

Joey Chang Emcee
Martin Bunis
Pam Letourneau
Linda Koenig
Mary Donlon
Samuel D Bruttomesso
Dwight Bell
Andrea Feig
Debra Smith
Jean Humez
Dirk Reed
Laraine Lippe
Dianne Bitte
Mariza Costa-Cabral
Bill and Sharon
Peter Gacs
Bill Hollman
David Harris
Solomon Rakhman
Andrea van de Loo
Laurilyn Jones
Elana Smith
Suzanne Scollon
Lynne Carr
K. Perlman
Jim Lapierre
Ben Goldberg
Marion Sharp
Deborah Kogan
Elaine Bernstein
Shirley A. Wiltshire
Stephen Jenkins