Date(s) - 10/3/2017
Kirk Denmark Theatre
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.