Concert Program III

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Visual artists captured the exhilaration, drama, and deadliness of the hunt, and composers were similarly inspired, replicating the sonics and spirit of the chase through music. Indeed, Joseph Haydn’s very first quartet is subtitled La chasse, which opens with the iconic sound of hunting horns. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s quartet bears the same nickname, for good reason. A century later, Johannes Brahms alluded to the hunt in his final quartet, and in Jörg Widmann’s delightfully macabre Hunting Quartet, the cellist, playing the role of the animal, is pursued by her colleagues and issues a blood-curdling scream of death near the conclusion.

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn(1732–1809)
String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 1, no. 1, Hob. III:1, La chasse (ca. 1759)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(1756–1791)
String Quartet in B-flat major, K. 458, Hunt (1784)
Jörg Widmann(Born 1973)
String Quartet no. 3, Jagdquartett (Hunting Quartet) (2003)
Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)
String Quartet no. 3 in B-flat Major, op. 67 (1875)

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STRING QUARTET
Saturday 23Jul 2022
  • The Thrill of the Hunt

    Spieker Center for the Arts | 7:30 PM

    Tickets: $70–$84 full price; $20–$30 under age thirty

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  • Koret Young Performers Concert I*

    12:30 PM
    Spieker Center for the Arts

    Tickets: Free

  • Saturday 23Jul 2022
    • Livestream

      Online | 7:30 PM

      Tickets: $25, or $150 for all eight Concert Programs

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    • Koret Young Performers Concert I*

      12:30 PM
      Spieker Center for the Arts

      Tickets: Free

    • *Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more