Saturday, July 30, 2016

Past event (2016)

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 30 | 7:00pm

Johannes Brahms spent at least a decade perfecting his set of two opus 51 string quartets, before allowing their publication. (Two years later, as his opus 67 string quartet was about to appear, Brahms referred to this painful process joking that he was “publishing a string quartet, and may need a doctor for it (as with the first ones).”

In spite of this difficulty of conception (perhaps because of it), these quartets stand as monuments of the string quartet literature. Yellow Barn faculty member Michael Kannen joins the four musicians performing Brahms’ A Minor Quartet, Op.51 No.2 in conversation at the library.

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 30 | 8:00pm
Hearne, Brahms, Zorn, Mendelssohn, and Laplante

Ted Hearne (b.1982) Vessels (2008)
Jennifer Liu, violin; Leonid Plashinov-Johnson, viola; Ellen Hwangbo, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) String Quartet in A Minor, Op.51 No.2 (1873)
Zenas Hsu, YuEun Kim, violins; Jesse Morrison, viola; Julia Yang, cello


John Zorn (b.1953) The Aristos, ten metaphysical ambiguities for violin, cello and piano (2014)
Magdalena Filipczak, violin; Victor Garcia Garcia, cello; Daniel Anastasio, piano

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)/Torsten Rasch (b.1965) Was bedeutet die Bewegung, arr. for baritone and string orchestra with linking interludes (1834/2012)
William Sharp, baritone; Violaine Melançon, Aya Kiyonaga, Kayla Moffett, Emily Kruspe, Jennifer Liu, Jueyoung Yang, Adelya Nartadjieva, Zenas Hsu, violins; Maria Lambros, Jesse Morrison, Dian Zhang, violas; Natasha Brofsky, Julia Yang, cellos; Lizzie Burns, double bass

Travis Laplante (b.1982) Thank You Is Not Enough (2015)
Travis Laplante, tenor saxophone