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Weekend Concert Series

Pacifica String Quartet

featuring Johannes Moser

Sunday, February 16, 1:30 - 3 pm
Calderwood Hall

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Weekend Concert Series, Pacifica String Quartet , featuring Johannes Moser 2/16/2020 1:30 PM 2/16/2020 3:00 PM isgm-event-Pacifica String Quartet America/New_York The Pacifica Quartet commissioned composer Julia Wolfe—herself a dazzling writer for strings—to write a companion work to Schubert's String Quintet, both of which will be played at this not-to-be-missed concert. 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115 aIwSTBiOnzHrlaECKmIR43731

Program

Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Op. posth. 163 (1828)
Julia Wolfe, Splendid Hopes, (2016)

This String Quintet is one of the most beloved and beautiful of Schubert’s chamber works, completed only a few weeks before the composer’s untimely death. The Pacifica Quartet commissioned composer Julia Wolfe—herself a dazzling writer for strings—to write a companion work. Wolfe took inspiration from a letter Schubert wrote in misery to his friend, artist Leopold Kupelwieser, which provided the ironic title of her heartbreaking tribute:

I feel myself the most unfortunate, the most miserable being in the world. Think of a man whose health will never be right again, and who from despair over the fact makes it worse instead of better. Think of a man, I say, whose splendid hopes have come to naught, to whom the happiness of love and friendship offer nothing but the most acute pain . . .

Ticketing

Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Choose from two seating sections. See inside back cover for details.

SECTION A: FLOOR LEVEL AND FIRST BALCONY

Adults $36, seniors $33, members $24, students and children ages 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).

SECTION B: SECOND AND THIRD BALCONIES

Adults $31, seniors $28, members $19, students and children ages 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).

How to buy tickets:

  • Online: Click the TICKETS button*
  • By phone: Call the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday–Monday, 10 am–4 pm; Thursday until 6 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase tickets at the door, Wednesday–Monday, 11 am–4:30 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY

For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby no earlier than one hour before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets for sold-out performances.

*Handling charges apply to these orders.

OF NOTE

  • Seating in Calderwood Hall is open within each seating level.
  • To request accessible or wheelchair seating, or large-type programs, please call the box office at 617 278 5156.
  • Seating begins 45 minutes before performance time. Once the performance begins, seating is not guaranteed.
  • Tickets purchased online or by phone within 14 days of the concert will be held at the admission desk.
  • For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby on the day of performance. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be made.
  • Programs are subject to change.

 

The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.