String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden
Piano Quintet in G Minor, op. 57
Musicians: Stephanie Arado, Kenneth Freed, Ivan Konev, Tom Rosenberg, Leslie Shank
When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something. – DS
Schubert and Shostakovich speak to us today through the veil of time and tears. The forced isolation, unspeakable deaths and social reckoning during the pandemic compelled us to search deeply within ourselves while believing in the greater good. Music became a solace, a means of connection, and a hope of salvation through our shared humanity. This shattering juxtaposition of the human and the inhuman is dramatically presented in both Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and in Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet. Stony, unforgiving, and unmalleable musical elements demand to be acknowledged, setting up a drama of the vulnerable individual in the clutches of fate. Tickets may be purchased in person at the door, or in advance online.
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