Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature

Sunday, February 2 @4 PM
Jeanne Y. Curtis Hall at Assumption University
500 Salisbury Street, Worcester
Pre-concert talk @3:30 PM

Beethoven’s often neglected String Quintet limns the calm before the storm, lightning strikes, and the release of tension at storm’s end, restoring nature’s balance. Atmospheric, ethereal, and other-worldly, Crumb’s Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) is a tour de force evocation of the majestic and mysterious denizen of the oceans. We end with a beginning: Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet, in which the rising sun bursts forth from a warm and subtle glow.

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quintet in C, op. 29 “The Storm” ♦ listen

George Crumb
Vox Balaenae ♦ listen

Franz Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 76 No. 4 “Sunrise” ♦ listen

Generously sponsored by Ruth Susan Westheimer

Adults $40, Seniors $36, College Students $10

EBT/WIC/ConnectorCare $5, Youth 17 and under free

Krista Buckland Reisner, violin
Rohan Gregory, violin
Mark Berger,  viola
Peter Sulski, viola

Joshua Gordon, cello
David Russell, cello
Randall Hodgkinson, piano