Archive for Plein Aire String Quartet

“Music at the Museum” Concert

Friday, February 8th, 2013

logo_sedonamuseum (February 8, 2013) – The Plein Aire String Quartet returns to the Sedona Heritage Museum on February 16. Their program continues their exploration of Haydn’s quartet zoo with “The Donkey” (Op. 76, no2). This very late quartet of Haydn was written when a young Ludwig van Beethoven was writing his first batch of quartets (Opus 18). Plein Aire will play one of those, also (No. 5 in A Major) to help listeners compare! This concert is at 1:00 p.m. at the Museum. Read More→

“Music at the Museum” Concert Series

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Sedona Heritage MuseumSedona AZ (March 1, 2012) – The Sedona Heritage Museum presents the Plein Aire String Quartet in a special performance of “Music at the Museum” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Museum.

Plein Aire will be performing the Mendelssohn D major string quartet for a lively spring feeling along with the Haydn C major string quartet. Both quartets are in major keys because we will celebrate the coming of spring! We may have something Celtic for the season as well but that will be a surprise! Read More→

“Music at the Museum” Concert Series

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Sedona Heritage MuseumSedona AZ (February 19, 2012) – The Sedona Heritage Museum presents the Plein Aire String Quartet in a special performance of “Music at the Museum” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 at the Museum.

Plein Aire begins their February concert with music of Bach and Mozart. Valentines Day is celebrated with the romantic “Notturno” of Borodin. Finally, the quartet commemorates the Arizona Centennial with “Old Time” music from Mark O’Connor and “Indian Themes” from Charles Griffes. Read More→

“Music at the Museum” Concert Series

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Sedona Heritage MuseumSedona AZ (January 5, 2012) – The Sedona Heritage Museum presents the Plein Aire String Quartet in a special performance of “Music at the Museum” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 14 at the Museum.

Plein Aire will play Haydn’s “Sun” quartets of 1771-1772 (Op. 20), which helped earn him a reputation as the “father” of the string quartet and set the mold for subsequent masterpieces of Mozart and Beethoven. The form reached new heights when an ill and penniless Franz Schubert wrote his a minor string quartet in 1824. The “Rosamunde” quartet borrows themes from his previous works, including the art songs “Gretchen am Spinnrade” (Gretchen and the Spinning Wheel) and “Die Götter Griechenlands” (The gods of Greece). Wistful mourning for lost love and faith gives way to a joyful last movement that celebrates the power of music to bring joy in the midst of deepest sorrow. Read More→