Masterworks – Week 5
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020, 7:30pm
The fifth of our Masterworks series features the electrifying Jupiter Quartet performing a concert streamed live on our YouTube Channel. On the program is a World Premiere of a piece commissioned by Bay Chamber Concerts to mark our 60th Anniversary. To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores by Michi Wiancko delights in the beauty and vitality of the natural world and explores ideas of regeneration, resilience, and hope. The quartet will also play Beethoven’s monumental String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132.
Jupiter String Quartet
Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violins; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello
Movement 1: Pelagic Within
Our journey begins on the water, as we travel from shoreline to open sea.
Movement 2: Dream of the Xerces Blue
Dedicated to the magic of pollinators specifically to the gossamer-winged butterfly, Xerces Blue, which became extinct after loss of its coastal sand dune habitat in San Francisco’s Sunset District. It was last spotted in the Bay area in 1943.
Movement 3: Central Park Microbial
A tribute to the microbiome of the soil beneath New York City’s
Central Park, discovered only in recent years to be shockingly diverse and resilient. The vast majority of the park’s microbes have yet to be studied or even named.
Movement 4: Invisible Eviction
The world is on fire.
Movement 5: Crying, Together
A song of mourning dedicated to our most vulnerable populations.
Movement 6: Follow the Water
A return to the ocean, and the rivers that flow into it.
Movement 7: Rise Up
A celebration, a call to action, and a meditation on our collective humanity.
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132
I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro
II. Allegro ma non tanto
III. "Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der Lydischen Tonart". Molto adagio - Andante
IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace (attacca)
V. Allegro appassionato
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