Giocosa Chamber Music: Quartet with a Twist & Valentine Tea Reception ~ South Harwich Meetinghouse
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Giocosa Chamber Music presents String Quartet with a Twist – the String Quartet #2 by Anton Arensky & the infamous Cello Quintet by Franz Schubert with a pre-concert Valentine Tea Room Reception at 2 pm followed by the concert at 3 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm
Our Masterpieces at the Meetinghouse chamber series at the South Harwich Meetinghouse continues as the superb Giocosa Chamber Music returns to present its latest program, Quartet with a Twist on Saturday afternoon, February 10th. Giocosa’s directors, Heather Goodchild Wade (violin) and Elizabeth Schultze (cello) will be joined by Concertmaster of the New Bedford Symphony Jesse Holstein, the Cape Symphony’s Principal Violist Danielle Farina, and Cape Symphony cellist Eleanor Blake. The program will feature works that switch up the instrumentation of the traditional string quartet. While string quartets are almost always written for two violins, viola and cello, Anton Arensky’s String Quartet #2 is scored for one violin, viola and two cellos. “It’s a very interesting idea”, says Wade. “By reducing the treble voices by half and instead doubling the bass, Arensky creates a whole new set of colors to work with.” The second piece on the program is the infamous String Quintet in C major by Franz Schubert. This work, scored for a traditional string quartet with an additional cello, is one of the most beloved pieces in all of the chamber music repertoire. Wade describes it as a work with enormous heart. “It just speaks to people. This piece is so special – it grabs your soul right from the beginning and it doesn’t let go.” More information can be found on the Giocosa Chamber Music and Meetinghouse websites at www.giocosachambermusic.com & www.southharwichmeetinghouse.com
You will not want to miss this wonderful experience in the warmth of the South Harwich Meetinghouse on a winter afternoon! Tickets are $25 for Adults & $10 for students and available on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giocosa-chamber-music-tea-room-reception-south-harwich-meetinghouse-tickets-795253754387 & at the Door.
Come experience outstanding chamber music within our beautifully restored 1836 South Harwich Meetinghouse, proud recipient of the 2019 Massachusetts Historic Commission Preservation Award. The South Harwich Meetinghouse recreates the perfect setting for music with historic lighting, unparalleled acoustics and candlelit ambience.
And please mark your calendars for our next Masterpieces at the Meetinghouse Chamber Music performance & Tea Room Reception:
~New York Chamber Music CoOp on Sunday, 3/3/24 at 2 pm
The South Harwich Meetinghouse is located at 270 Chatham Rd, Harwich, MA. For further information: visit www.southharwichmeetinghouse.com or call (508) 364-5223. Follow us on facebook & Eventbrite and sign up on our website for email notifications of upcoming events.
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