Sunday, November 10, 2013
| 3 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
$12 Museum members, students, seniors; $60 Season tickets
$14 Nonmembers; $70 Season tickets
Eric Pritchard, violin; Hsio-mei Ku, violin; Jonathan Bagg, viola; Fred Raimi, violoncello; Alan Ware, clarinet
Inspired by Porsche by Design, this program by Duke University’s renowned Ciompi String Quartet features music by the great 20th-century German composer Paul Hindemith, a contemporary of Ferdinand Porsche (designer not only of the sports car that bears his name but also of the Volkswagen Beetle). The quartet demonstrates how the interests and concerns that shaped Hindemith’s compositions are mirrored by those of the famous engineer.
The quartet also performs music of the German romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber, with tribute paid to German clarinet virtuoso Heinrich Baermann, who is associated with changes in the instrument’s design that permitted greater speed and dexterity of playing.
To learn more about Ciompi String Quartet, watch this wonderful 7-minute documentary.
Docent-led tours of Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed are offered at 1:45 pm and require tickets. Limited availability; reservations required at least one week in advance. Call Christine Molesky, (919) 664-6785.
Subject to availability, tickets may be purchased at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923. Tickets may also be obtained from the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild, (919) 821-2030.