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String Quartets at Colony House

  • Colony House Washington Square Newport, RI, 02840 United States (map)
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On April 12th at 7pm at Colony House, the Newport String Project presents “Musical Pioneers”, an evocative program featuring chamber works by trailblazing composers including Franz Joseph Haydn, Grazyna Bacewicz and George Walker.

Join the musicians of the Newport String Project for an exploration of Haydn’s transformative impact on the genre of the string quartet. The event will also feature a performance of Grazyna Bacewicz’s Suite for Two Violins, which received its premiere at an underground concert in Warsaw in 1943. The program will conclude with String Quartet No. 1 by George Walker, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Admission by donation. Suggested Donation $10, $25, $50+

All proceeds support the educational and performance activities of the Newport String Project.

More information at www.newportstringproject.org

 

PROGRAM

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet op. 1 no. 1.

Grazyna Bacewicz Suite for Two Violins

George Walker String Quartet No