The Alder String Quartet will perform selections from Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartets Opus 18 #3 and Opus 74.
With Beethoven, the emergence of the inner state of the artist as appropriate material for art continues to this day. These quartets expanded the String Quartet model inherited from Haydn and Mozart while setting a path towards Romanticism in western music.
A pre-concert discussion will explore the bold revolution Beethoven created in both musical form and the redefining of the artist's relationship to society.
The Alder String Quartet is-
Violins: Sue Baer and Margaret Storer, Viola: Linda Morris, Cello: Siri Bardarson