New Esterházy Quartet | Nov 4–6

Out of the Canon’s Range—Music by the Marginalized

Familiar faces present as-yet-unfamiliar music in this fascinating program! The New Esterházy Quartet—the Bay Area’s beloved period string quartet—will guide us through a program that reinvents the Classical “canon.” Dive into works from the brilliant Italian violinist Maddalena Laura Lombardini; the swashbuckling Guadeloupean Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges; the Brazilian priest José Maurício Nunes Garcia; as well as compositions by Fanny Mendelssohn and Florence Price. In this journey, the quartet will be joined by a voice familiar to many: UCLA musicology professor Elisabeth Le Guin, who was active in the Bay Area for many years as a period cellist, will provide commentary to enrich our understanding.

Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, cello; with Elisabeth Le Guin, commentary

Subscription tickets available in mid-June

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 8:00PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 7:30PM
First Church Berkeley UCC (First Congregational)
2345 Channing Way

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 4:00PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco

Single tickets: $55 general|$46.25 SFEMS members (discount applied after log in)|$20 patrons 35 and under (with ID)

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