The Escher Quartet
ESCHER STRING QUARTET
ADAM BARNETT-HART, Violin
BRENDAN SPELTZ, Violin
PIERRE LAPOINTE, Viola
BROOK SPELTZ, Cello
Haydn: Quartet in B-flat major for Strings, Hob. III:78, Op. 76, No. 4, “Sunrise” (1797)
Walker: Lyric for String Quartet (1946)
Webern: Langsamer Satz for String Quartet (1905)
Dvořák: Quartet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 51 (1878-79)
In a much anticipated return to SPAC, the Escher presents a varied program of string quartets spanning three centuries. Beginning with the famous “Sunrise” quartet by the “father of the string quartet,” Joseph Haydn, the group explores the dynamic and expressive range of this distinguished art form with a powerful 20th century work, Lyric, by George Walker, the emotionally charged Langsamer Satz by Anton Webern, and the Bohemian folk spirit of Dvořák’s Op. 51 quartet.
“CMS at the Meadows” will take place rain or shine at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, under the High Tunnel greenhouse, a large outdoor event space. Performances will all be 90 minutes long with no intermission.
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Pitney Meadows Community Farm
223 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866