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Christ Church Concert Series presents The Heimat String Quartet

September 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

As part of the Christ Church Concert Series, The Heimat String Quartet will be bringing their musical talents to Easton on Sunday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.  The concert will feature Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet number 51 in G Major and Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 1 in C minor.  The program will showcase five contrasting pieces for string quartet including a Viennese Waltz, a serenade, Czech folk music, a tango, and a tarantella by 20th century Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff.  A composer whose earliest teachers included Antonín Dvořák, Schulhoff was one of the first generation of classical composers to find inspiration in the rhythms of jazz.

The Heimat Quartet was originally founded in Boston, Massachusetts.  Its members, now residing in Winchester, VA, currently serve as quartet-in-residence at Shenandoah Conservatory.  They will also be part of a year-long orchestral and chamber music performance residency at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.  Highlights from its 2018-2019 season included the quartet’s Carnegie Hall debut, performances of the Mendelssohn Octet with the Shanghai Quartet, and the inaugural season of The Heimat Chamber Series.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with funds provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.  Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.  A freewill offering will be received, and doors open at 3:30 pm.


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