Musical Conversations: Lyricisms and Compliments
- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- California String Quartet
This delightful and lighthearted program features two similar yet different works: Beethoven’s Opus 18 String Quartet no. 2 and Borodin’s Quartet no. 2. They both show how four musicians can converse musically, whether playfully or melodiously. Beethoven’s work was nicknamed Komplimentierungsquartett (Compliments-Quartet) due to the elegant "conversing" between the instruments. Borodin’s third movement, the "Nocturne," likely the composer’s most famous work, demonstrates a wondrously lyrical exchange between the instruments.
- Free with admission
- Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 5:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 5:45 p.m.