String Works Series| Danish String Quartet, February 11
String Works Series| Danish String Quartet, February 11

Santa Fe Pro Musica continues its String Works Series on Sunday, February 11 at 3pm with the Danish String Quartet, “one of the best quartets before the public today” (Washington Post).

DANISH STRING QUARTET
Frederik Øland, violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, celloTHE EVENTS for Sunday, February 11
• Open rehearsal at 10am (free)
St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art

• Concert at 3pm (tickets required)
St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art

• Artist Dinner at 5:30pm ($90pp, reservations required through SFPM)
Restaurant L’Olivier

THE CONCERT
HAYDN Quartet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 1, “La Chasse”
MOZART Quartet No. 17 in B-Flat Major, K. 458, “The Hunt”
JÖRG WIDMANN Jagdquartett (Hunt Quartet)
BRAHMS Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67

THE MUSIC
All the music on this concert includes references to “the hunt” as each composer presents different perspectives on the subject.

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809) in his Quartet No. 1 “La Chasse” evokes the bucolic air of pleasant country living, with rallying horn calls, trotting horses, and the gathering of excited riders.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) in the Quartet K. 458 “The Hunt” reveals emotional undercurrents that might surface within an 18th century hunting lodge, from boundless jollity to eye-brow raising indiscretions, until we gallop away leaving it all behind (or so we thought!).

JÖRG WIDMANN (b. 1973) describes his Jagdquartett as a “furious, racing organism of a work…Occasionally, there are moments of pause, as though the musicians are testing the air, as though they are sensing the weather, so as ultimately to continue playing the quartet across the fields and forests of notes. The hunt, the chase, a whip cracking, the shot, the last shout…”

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897) restores our composure in his Quartet, Op. 67 with a Romantic version filled with folksongs, hunting calls and country dances, yet unsettled weather always seems to threaten the proceedings.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets range from $20-$80.
SFPM Box Office
505.988.4640 | www.sfpromusica.org
Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic
505.988.1234 | www.ticketssantafe.org

Discounts for students, teachers, groups, and families are available exclusively through the SFPM Box Office.

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