The Intimate Music Series will be performing its eighth concert of chamber music at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at 7pm on Sunday, March 20th. The five instrumentalists call the evening: “String Quartet + One”. Tickets are available at the door.
They will play a program including Francois Couperin, Dimitri Shostakovich, Malcolm Forsyth, and Claude Debussy, all for string quartets except for the quintet by Forsyth. This concert will differ a bit from previous concerts that often had a variety of genres in addition to classical. This time, the concert will feature the “Beau” string quartet plus Jonathan Green on bass.
In this fascinating 13-minute podcast interview with series coordinator Amy Duerr-Day and Seattle Symphony violinist Stephen Bryant, we learn something of the history of string quartets originating with Haydn, then Beethoven and Mozart , and subsequently proliferating.
Chamber music, originally performed mostly in elegant homes as after-dinner entertainment in Europe, has