Classical Music Connections

Classical Music Connections

11 Mar
  • [PAST] March 11th, 2023
  • 2-3:30pm
  • 2655 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA Seattle
  • Special Event
  • National Nordic Museum
  • More info

Acclaimed cellist and UW College of Music Artist-in-Residence Christine Lee partners with the National Nordic Museum for a new series of music at the Museum! On March 11, Lee will perform with violinists Sol Im and Ji Yeon Lee, and violist Alexander Grimes. Join us for an afternoon of musical enrichment from world-renowned performers.

Note: individual concert tickets available at the registration button above, as well as a package offering admission to all three Classical Music Connections concerts.

Walk ins welcome!

TeenTix available at the door one hour before concert at table outside Osberg Great Hall door.

"New Beginnings: First Quartets"

String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1 (1801)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Allegro con brio
Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Scherzo: Allegro molto

String Quartet No. 1 in D major (1941)

Benjamin Britten

Andante sostenuto – Allegro vivo
Allegro con slancio
Andante calmo
Molto vivace
From Christine Lee:

"We are featuring two string quartets that were the first published quartets by each composer. We thought this could be an ode to new beginnings, (like our series!), to new eras, to the genius of artists like those featured at the National Nordic Museum who pave the way for a new standard. Beethoven’s string quartets catapulted the string quartet genre into a serious ensemble, and it is almost impossible to extricate Beethoven’s influence on string quartet writing to contemporary string quartets today. That, of course brings us to Britten, another brilliant composer whose very first published string quartet indirectly influences of Beethoven’s but stands on its own in originality and genius. I thought it would be an interesting program to play them side by side, seeing history through the lens of the string quartet."

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