Signature Series: Blair String Quartet
Saturday, October 4
8 p.m., Ingram Hall
Stephen Miahky and Cornelia Heard, violins, John Kochanowski, viola, Felix Wang, cello
The Blair School of Music is pleased to present the Blair String quartet’s inaugural performance with new First Violinist Stephen Miahky.
The program includes one of W.A. Mozart’s most amiable and chromatic works, the quartet in E flat, K. 428 written in two months in 1783 and dedicated to Franz Josef Haydn. Also on the program is Leos Janacek’s First Quartet, the “Kreutzer Sonata,” which was written in a two-week period in 1923 and inspired by Tolstoy’s daring novella, which was banned in both Russia and the United States when it was first published; and Mendelssohn’s quartet opus 44.1, an ardent and high-spirited work that the 29-year-old Mendelssohn worked on during his honeymoon in 1838.
Presented with gratitude to Judy and Steve Turner for their generous support of the Blair School.