This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert
A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.
Please join me for a live Quartet at my home
South Arroyo, Pasadena
Thu, January 20, 2022 7:00 PM, PST
COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse
The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.
- 12 spots total at this groupmuse
- Bring your own drinks
This will be my second time hosting a Groupmuse and my fifth time attending an event. They have all been wonderful and educational experiences. I will serve snacks and wine. Feel free to bring anything you would like to eat or drink. I know Groupmuse has chosen a talented quartet of musicians and I look forward to meeting & experiencing them and you!
Musical Blueprints: Conversations with Beethoven, Haydn, and Shaw
"Chamber music is ultimately a conversation without words. As musicians, we talk to each other through our dynamics and articulations, and we give voice to composers whose music inspires us to gather in the same room and play." - Caroline Shaw
Our program explores how different composers influence each other, from 18th century Viennese composers Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, to contemporary American composer Caroline Shaw.
In Shaw's own words, her work Blueprint “began its life as a harmonic reduction — a kind of floor plan — of Beethoven's string quartet Op. 18 No. 6." Both Beethoven's Op. 18 No. 6 and Haydn's Op. 77 No. 2 were written between 1798 and 1800 and commissioned by the same patron, Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz. Beethoven's final Op. 18 quartet pays homage in both texture and theme to "Papa" Haydn, who is often thought of as “the father of the string quartet." Haydn's Op. 77 No. 2 was also the composer’s final string quartet, and has inspired Shaw's other string quartet compositions. Be sure to catch how each composer playfully pays tribute to the others through humorous quotations imbedded within their own music.
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 77, No. 2
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