Santa Fe, Haydn & Beethoven Concert

New Mexico Museum of Art Saint Francis Auditorium

Jun. 11, 2023, 06:00 pm

107 W. Palace Avenue
PHONE 512/243-8322

Classical Sound Inc., from Central Texas expands its locally successful concert series to Santa Fe, New Mexico with two performances in June 2023, one public, one private.

Public Concert:
Sunday, June 11, 2023, 6:00 pm, Santa Fe, NM
Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Open to the public and Free Admission
The New Mexico Museum of Art will be the venue for the inaugural concert of Classical Sound Santa Fe in the fabulous Saint Francis Auditorium located in the Museum at 107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Private Concert:
Monday, June 12, 2023, Sunset Salon Concert at a private home in Santa Fe featuring the Artisan String Quartet for a Classical Sound Patron and her guests.

The concert at The New Mexico Museum of Art is entitled “Haydn & Beethoven” to highlight the unique personal relationship between these two all-time great composers. This exciting program will feature the 1st string quartet from the Opus 74 set of three revolutionary quartets Joseph Haydn composed upon his return home from an extended trip to London. Paired with Opus 74 No. 1, is the rarely performed masterpiece by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Opus 29 Viola Quintet nicknamed “Storm.” Beethoven’s first job as a musician was as an 18-year-old violist in his hometown opera orchestra, and he was truly inspired a few years later when composing Opus 29 for String Quartet plus a 2nd violist. Between these two great works on the program, is the charming and delightful brief string quartet by Hugo Wolfe, the “Italian Serenade.” Wolfe is much more known for vocal compositions, but this sassy piece captures the atmosphere of an outing in the beautiful Italian countryside.

Featured performers are the Artisan String Quartet, Patrice Calixte and Mariama Alcântara, violins, Bruce Williams, viola, and Douglas Harvey, cello; most of them are principal players in the Austin Symphony Orchestra. The Artisans welcome two Guest Artists. Santa Fe’s own Stephen Redfield will play the second violin part for the entire concert, and Los Angeles resident Suzanna Giordano-Gignac performs the second viola part on the Beethoven Quintet.

Classical Sound, Inc. (CSI), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) musical organization dedicated to presenting live, small ensemble concerts featuring world-class musicians, performing both Classical and Pop music at venues throughout Williamson County and Central Texas. CSI is expanding to present free public performances, and private Salon Concerts for music lovers and Patrons in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.

The 6:00 pm June 11, 2023, concert at the New Mexico Museum of Art is free and open to the public, and supported by donations from generous Patrons of Classical Sound, Inc. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit 512/243-8322

Artists and Program

The Artisan String Quartet
Patrice Calixte – Violin
Mariama Alcântara – Violin
Bruce Williams – Viola
Douglas Harvey – Cello

Guest Artists:
Stephen Redfield – Violin
Suzanna Giordano-Gignac – Viola

Joseph Haydn String Quartet, Opus 74 No. 1
Andantino grazioso
Menuet. Allegro
Finale. Vivace

Hugo Wolfe Italian Serenade
Molto vivo


Ludwig van Beethoven Viola Quintet Opus 29 “Storm”
Allegro Moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro

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