Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
John Corigliano: “Snapshot”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
In their season finale, the ASQ presents works that promise to thrill, chill and fill your heart with the personal perspectives of three masters of expression that capture the breadth of the human experience. Mendelssohn’s quartet, Op. 44, No. 3, opens with grandeur and nobility and sizzles with the virtuosity of a musical master at the pinnacle of his powers. “Snapshot”, John Corigliano’s poetic miniature for string quartet, reflects upon the combined simplicity and complexity of a moment captured in time, in memory and imagination. Finally, the ASQ concludes their season with Beethoven’s glorious Op. 132 quartet, a work unparalleled in its depiction of fragility, power and the wonderment of the human experience.
**There is a pre-show lecture inside the Lee Theater beginning around 7:10pm. Arrive early to hear more about the music!**