Celestial Music – Opening Night Concert
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017, 7:30pm
Rockport Opera House, Rockport
CHIARA STRING QUARTET
Rebecca Fischer, violin
Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violin
Jonah Sirota, viola
Gregory Beaver, cello
A sumptuous concert of music written by composers early in their illustrious careers. No work better illustrates Mendelssohn’s prodigious precocity than the A Minor String Quartet. Both its technical assurance and its depth of feeling belie the composer’s youth. The Chiara String Quartet, returning after their spectacular Bay Chamber debut last season, will perform this major early work with Britten’s youthful divertimenti and Kernis’ first quartet, the subtitle of which refers to the chorus of angels in medieval music theory and philosophy and expresses perfectly the artistic spirit of our 2017 season.
Program subject to change
BRITTEN Three Divertimenti
AARON JAY KERNIS String Quartet No. 1 "Musica Celestis"
MENDELSSOHN Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13
Tickets: $45 Adult, $10 Under age 25