The ASQ opens our 17th season with a program that offers something for every musical taste. First on the program is a superb example of mature Haydn, from its exquisite opening theme depicting the rising sun (a favorite image among composers), to the fleet Finale which gets faster and ever faster, racing towards its triumphant conclusion. Dvořák first set the poetic cycle Cypresses for voice and piano, but his own transcription for string quartet retains the lyrical vocal style of these miniature character pieces. The Ravel quartet brings us French Impressionism at its finest, with iridescent colors, jazzy rhythms, and propulsive energy.
The ASQ will present this recital program in Madison on September 30, and in Janesville on October 3.
Quartet in B♭ Minor, Op. 76 #4 “Sunrise”
Franz Joseph Haydn
Cypresses, Nos. 2, 5, and 10
Quartet in F Major, M. 35
Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1833 Regent Street, Madison
Tickets available at the door: $15 general,
$12 seniors & students, $6 children under 12.
All tickets are general seating. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
A reception will close the evening.
Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 PM
Kirk Denmark Theatre, UW-Rock County
2909 Kellogg Avenue, Janesville
Free and open to the public