"Where was Beethoven's Teacher? Haydn!" Exploring Levity and Gravitas in Haydn and Beethoven with the Haven String Quartet
Come experience a study in extremes in this family-friendly concert with the Haven String Quartet, as they bring to life the unyielding severity Beethoven's "Serioso" Quartet next to Haydn's lighthearted and whimsical "The Joke." The quartet will discuss each piece with examples and family-friendly activities, culminating in a complete performance of each piece.
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33 No. 2, "The Joke"
Franz Joseph Haydn
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo - Allegro
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"
Ludwig van Beethoven
I. Allegro con brio
II. Allegretto ma non troppo
III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
The Haven String Quartet
Gregory Tompkins, violin
Patrick Doane, violin
Annalisa Boerner, viola
Philip Boulanger, cello