Venue : Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center
Haydn- String Quartet No.35 “Lark” Op.64 no.5
Brahms- String Quartet No.2 a minor Op.51
Our spring concert opens with the Lark Quartet by Haydn, who is known as the Father of the String Quartet, as the tradition of the genre is thought to have started in his hands. The avian nickname of the famous “lark” quartet comes from the
unforgettable winged melody high on the violin’s E string, played as a soaring descant to the
staccato march for the lower three instruments. This irresistible music is full of wonderful surprises and melodies. It’s a perfect welcome to spring.
The program closes with Brahms’ masterwork, a serious, uncompromising piece that everywhere bears his immediately identifiable language, rich in
poignant harmonic suspensions, rhythmic
displacements, nervous passion, and melting lyricism.
They’re back! These delightful concerts are perfect for your young children, toddlers and family. We invite you to bring your family to meet our orchestra family! Bring your favorite stuffed animal to these fun concerts that demonstrate how sounds, melodies, rhythms, and instruments can bring music to life. Kids and stuffed animals alike will enjoy discovering strings, woodwinds or brass – or better yet – all three! This year we introduce the mixed family! Enjoy a complimentary milk and cookies reception after the concert.
Bring a sack lunch for your own teddy bear picnic before or after the concert on our grounds. Teddy Bears admitted free. The Venue for all the
Teddy Bear Concerts is at Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center.