With the inaugural concert of Palaver Strings’ Beehive Chamber Series, we combine music from the giants of the string quartet genre with contemporary arrangements of traditional folk melodies. We start off the program with Haydn’s Quartet Op. 20, No. 3, from the first set of quartets he wrote. This piece beautifully exemplifies why Haydn would become known as the “Father of the String Quartet;” his use of each instrument as an independent voice was groundbreaking, and paved the way for everything that followed. Like many of Palaver’s programs, this selection of chamber music reflects our love for both the intricacies of the classical repertoire and the lilting melodies of the folk tradition. We believe the marriage of the two is a beautiful thing.
PROGRAM / featuring four members of Palaver Strings
BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1
DANISH STRING QUARTET Sonderho Bridal Trilogy
HAYDN String Quartet Op. 20, No 3
*Doors at 7:30pm / Concert at 8:00pm