This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere
An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.
Music for the Future: The Beethoven Cycle - Part VI: op. 95
Sun, March 27, 2022 7:00 PM, EDT
- 81 of 100 spots still available
- Bring your own drinks
- No bathroom at this event
NOTE: PLEASE JOIN US RIGHT AT 4PM PT/7PM ET FOR OUR PRECONCERT ZOOM WITH THE ARTISTS: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2020743980?pwd=NlNYeFdBWmw4S2JGSER1UCtVemVGZz09
THE CONCERT WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 4:15PM PT/7:15PM ET.
PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US is proud to present the sixth 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 sixth 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.
In this week’s episode we will look into one of Beethoven’s shortest but most intense string quartets, the String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, often called ‘Quartetto Serioso’. This name seems fitting already from the piece’s very first statement, a fast and furious theme condensed into less than two seconds. Indeed, powerful, at times even violent messages delivered in brief stretches of time seem to be an issue this work explores. In fact, the quartet as a whole could be described using these words exactly. To better understand its peculiar shape and character, we will discuss the historical context that might have inspired it and look at the innovative compositional techniques Beethoven used to express it, techniques that foreshadow the style of his late string quartets, composed only after a 15-year string-quartet-hiatus.
The full MUSIC FOR THE FUTURE course will launch in Fall 2022 led by PMHU's lead teaching artist and course developer Brad Balliett.
Abigel Kralik & Brian Hong, violins
Molly Carr, viola
Andrew Janss, cello
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