Quartet Salonnières presents The Road from Prague: Mozart in Context
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Leopold Koželuch — String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 32, No. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421/417b
Join Quartet Salonnières for a captivating journey from Prague to Vienna, featuring two humorous quartets by Bohemian composers Antonio Rosetti and Leopold Koželuch and the mysterious Quartet No. 15 in D minor by W.A. Mozart. Acquaintances of Mozart, Rosetti wrote music for his funeral and Koželuch took his job when he died…but who has ever heard of these fellows? Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear what Mozart’s sneaky rivals were up to—and what set him apart!
About Quartet Salonnières
Acclaimed for their spirited, engaging, and highly original interpretations, Quartet Salonnières is devoted to performance practices of the Baroque through contemporary time periods. Members Aniela Eddy, Natalie Kress, Chiara Stauffer, and Cullen O'Neil met during their studies in the Historical Performance program at The Juilliard School. After discovering a mutual passion for string quartet repertoire played on period instruments with gut strings, the quartet embarked on a journey to share this passion with audiences around the word. They have toured nationally and internationally, performing together on stages across North America, Europe, and Africa.
As recipients of the Public Diplomacy Grant awarded by the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, Quartet Salonnières recently returned from a month-long residency in Tanzania where they gave concerts and collaborated with local artists, students and faculty across the country. Past engagements include concerts presented by Early Music America, San Francisco Early Music Society, Knox Instrumental Measures, Musicivic Musicast, and Berkeley Early Music Festival. They were awarded the position of Quartet-in-Residence at the Carmel Bach Festival and recently served as guest artists at LaGuardia High School for the Arts and Williams College. Additionally, the quartet has been featured live on New York's WQXR and Michigan's WMUK Let’s Hear It radio programs.
Quartet Salonnières is the recipient of the George J. Jakab Global Enrichment Grant, Chamber Music America's Ensemble Forward Grant and is generously supported by the New York State Council for the Arts.https://www.quartetsalonnieres.org