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Haydn Voyages: Music At The Maritime


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Feb 21 - Nov 20, 2016[days & times]
  • WHERE Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Dr., San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $10 - $80

The Hausmann Quartet and the Maritime Museum of San Diego present "Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime," a quarterly concert series aboard the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley.

Concerts aboard this National Historic Landmark, docked next to Star of India, will explore the evolution of the string quartet through the lens of Joseph Haydn's quartet cycle.

The programming will set his works alongside those of master composers from our own era and stretching back to his musical ancestors. As the father of the string quartet and one of history's most innovative composers, Haydn is an ideal guide to this exploration of some of the most powerful, creative music ever written.

This season's programs include:

February 21: Beginning, Entr'acte, Finale
The inaugural concert will feature Haydn's first and last string quartets, offering a vivid portrait of his development and mastery of the genre.

May 15: Haydn and Cage
John Cage and Franz Joseph Haydn may appear to be an unlikely musical couple, but they were both titans of their eras, influencing entire generations of composers and defining the style of their times: Haydn as the epitome of classicism and Cage as the trailblazer of the post-war avant-garde.

September 25: Folk Festivities
Haydn was one of the first Classical composers to incorporate popular, folk and Hungarian material into the string quartet, and the opus 42 and 54/2 quartets are some of the most evocative examples of this exploration.

November 20: London Travels
Haydn had a wonderful association with London, with his works gaining wide appeal and his visits there giving fruit to numerous career advancements and opportunities.

Concert seating and refreshments begin at 3 p.m. with music starting at 4 p.m.

For additional details call (619) 234-9153 ext 101.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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