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Brentano String Quartet

May 30th, 2024
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts – Froelich Hall, 299 Pulteney Street , Geneva NY
Phone: (315)-326-1951
Price: 60

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet

Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violins; 
Misha Amory, viola; 
Nina Lee, cello

Haydn String Quartet Op. 33 No. 5
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8
Mendelssohn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44/1

Join the Brentano Quartet, hailed by the New York Times for their “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism” for a special concert celebrating musical contrasts. Revel in Joseph Haydn’s genial and energetic String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5, which overwhelmingly brings warmth and light to mind. Darkness descends in the String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich; its dedication (“In memory of the victims of fascism and war”), somber, sometimes grating harmonies, and musical allusions (incorporating, for instance, “Dies irae” from the Catholic requiem mass) capture the pain and sorrow felt by its composer. Hope dawns, though, and brightness reigns in Felix Mendelssohn’s spirited String Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1.

All programs subject to change.
Special Event $60
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Wheelchair accessible.

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