Weekend Concert Series

Attacca String Quartet

Boston Debut

Sunday, April 21, 1:30 pm
Calderwood Hall


Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2 (Hob III:82)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132, "Heiliger Dankgesang" (1825)
Caroline Shaw, Entr'acte (2011)
Caroline Shaw, Valencia (2012)
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Andrew Yee), from Piano Anniversaries

This is one of America's most talented young string quartets. They recently completed an exploration of all of Haydn's 68 string quartets, and play them with dazzling quicksilver changes of style where Haydn signals it in the music (which is to say, all of the time). But they are also adept in music of our own time, and round out this program with two works by Caroline Shaw, the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize. Her work Valencia, which had its premiere at a bookstore in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, has become a modern classic. Her Entr'acte was written in response to Haydn's Op. 77 No. 2.


Tickets are required and include Museum admission.


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


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

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The Weekend Concert Series is generously sponsored in part by Hemenway & Barnes LLP. Music at the Gardner is supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Fitzpatrick Family Concert; Diane Gipson; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Charles Rendeiro; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; 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.