Weekend Concert Series

Musicians from Marlboro

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


Alexi Kenney & Anna Lee, violins
Luosha Fang, violin/viola
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Sujin Lee & Judith Serkin, cellos


Henry Purcell, Chacony (c. 1680)
Antonín Dvořák, String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48 (1878)
Franz Joseph Haydn, Divertimento in G Major, Hob. IV:9 (1766)
Leonard Bernstein, Andante Contemplativo (1944)
Benjamin Britten, String Quartet in C Major, Op. 36 (1945)

Between 1940 and 1941, a mad experiment at communal living unfolded at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn. Under one roof lived such diverse characters as Carson McCullers, Gypsy Rose Lee, W. H. Auden, and Benjamin Britten. Needless to say, Leonard Bernstein visited, holding court at the piano. This program pairs Britten's string quartet from very few years later, which is itself an homage to Henry Purcell, with a small Bernstein work, written as a gift for Serge Koussevitzky, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, from the same period. Rounding out the program are Dvořák's sextet and Haydn's Divertimento in G Major. 


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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This program is performed in memory of Willona Sinclair.

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.