Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 2023
6pm: Vélez Blanco Patio, Gallery 534
7pm: European Paintings, Gallery 822
8pm: European Paintings, Gallery 827
There are few joys quite like finding your new favorite sculpture or painting in an unlikely corner of the Met maze – and with more than two million artworks in our collection, there’s always a gem waiting to be uncovered. This season, the Catalyst Quartet (our ’22-’23 Quartet in Residence) takes their place among the art to help you discover the music that history has pushed to the margins. Join them throughout the galleries for a program that casts a modern eye on the Western musical canon and highlights previously silenced voices. Who knows, maybe you’ll leave with a new favorite composer!
Germaine Tailleferre: String Quartet (1917-19)
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: String Quartet in E flat major (1834)
"We are excited to present these masterfully crafted and uniquely different works by two important women who were extremely influential in very different ways. These pieces are boundary pushing, dedicated to important performers, reminiscent of work by more famous siblings, thrilling, and beautiful. They definitely deserve a special place in the classical music repertoire." —Karlos Rodriguez, cellist, Catalyst Quartet
Free with Museum admission
Quartet in Residence programming is made possible by the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund. Additional support is provided by the Adrienne Arsht Fund for Resilience through Art, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Photo: Catalyst Quartet, by Ricardo Quiñones