Weekend Concert Series

Borromeo String Quartet

Mendelssohn Cycle Continued

Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:30 pm
Calderwood Hall


Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 12 (1829)
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2 (1839)
Ruth Crawford Seeger, String Quartet (1931)
Leonard Bernstein, Yosi, the Jokester (arr. Nicholas Kitchen) (c. 1950)

This is the second concert in a two-year cycle of Mendelssohn's six string quartets. It also features the remarkable lone string quartet of Ruth Crawford Seeger, the American composer of extraordinary forward-looking music.

Additional Performance, Saturday, February 23, 3:00 pm


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.