Pequot Library Concert

  • Pequot Library 720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT, 06890 United States

"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

III. Largo

IV. Presto

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