When:
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 1:30p -
3:00p

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

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Admission:
$15-36

Categories:
Alcohol, Art, Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences, Music, Performing Arts

Event website:
https://gardnermuseum.org/calendar/event/weekend-concert-series-20200216

PROGRAM

Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Op. posth. 163 (1828)
Julia Wolfe, Splendid Hopes, (2016)

This String Quintet is one of the most beloved and beautiful of Schubert’s chamber works, completed only a few weeks before the composer’s untimely death. The Pacifica Quartet commissioned composer Julia Wolfe—herself a dazzling writer for strings—to write a companion work. Wolfe took inspiration from a letter Schubert wrote in misery to his friend, artist Leopold Kupelwieser, which provided the ironic title of her heartbreaking tribute:
I feel myself the most unfortunate, the most miserable being in the world. Think of a man whose health will never be right again, and who from despair over the fact makes it worse instead of better. Think of a man, I say, whose splendid hopes have come to naught, to whom the happiness of love and friendship offer nothing but the most acute pain . . ."

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