A program of music written by composers while they were separated from community for reasons that include political exile, physical or emotional trauma, and financial straits. The concert includes pieces written while their composers pursued vocation or employment—Hildegarde von Bingen’s Columba Aspexit and Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2); a piece by Ludwig van Beethoven written while isolated through deafness—his Grosse Fuge Op. 133; a piece inspired by the experience of persecution because of political beliefs—Conlon Nancarrow’s String Quartet No. 3 (1987); and several works by Carlo Gesualdo that came out of his experience of psychological trauma, all arranged for string quartet.
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This concert is made possible by the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund.
Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.