Tea Time Concert: Volta String Quartet
|When||January 10, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM |
|Where||Fulton Hall |
|Contact Information||Music Department |
|Description||This week's Tea Time Concert features the Volta String Quartet performing works by Mozart and Szymanowski. |
Mozart's Adagio and Fugue in C minor is uncharacteristically dark. Originally written for two pianos and later arranged by Mozart for string quartet, the piece showcases his genius contrapuntal technique. Interestingly, it was written the same year as his Symphony No. 41, the Jupiter, the last movement of which consists of five themes that eventually come together in a brilliant five-part fugue.
Szymanowski's first quartet, written during a type of political upheaval in Poland, reflects many musical influences. These include not only the folk music of Poland, but also the late romantic and the impressionist styles, and at various times in the piece, a listener might be reminded of the music of Chopin, Strauss, or Debussy. Of note is the final movement, which is polytonic: all four voices are composed in a completely different key.
The University of Chicago's weekly Tea Time Concert series showcases students in the performance program and local professional musicians. Each concert is free and open to the public, every Thursday afternoon in Fulton Recital Hall (fourth floor of Goodspeed Hall). Complimentary tea and cookies are served in the Fulton Hall lobby at 4:15pm and the concert begins promptly at 4:30pm.
|Categories||Concerts, Arts, Staff, Graduate Students |
|Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. |
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