We're thrilled to be hosting the New Esterhazy Quartet for the first time. This Bay Area string quartet has been together and performing regularly since 2006, specializing in music from the Classical period on period instruments. As Haydn experts--the quartet has performed all 68 of Haydn's string quartets and has created four recordings of his quartets--who better to introduce us to works by composers who influenced him? This is a program they're calling "Haydn & His Teachers", with music by Georg Reutter, Nicola Porpora, JJ Fux, CPE Bach, and, of course, Haydn himself.
Musicians Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violins, violist Anthony Martin, and cellist William Skeen are all specialists on period instruments. In addition to playing together as a quartet, all four of them play regularly with other Bay Area ensembles, including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and American Bach Soloists.
Fifth Street Farms has been presenting house concerts in Berkeley for twenty years. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.fifthstfarms.com/reservations. The cost is $20 per person, paid at the door. All proceeds go to the musicians. Doors open at 7pm, concert at 7:30. Guests are welcome to bring snacks or drinks to share. There's a terrace (weather permitting) for mingling before and after concerts and during intermission. Visit www.fifthstfarms.com for more information.
- Venue: Fifth Street Farms
- Date: Thu January 31, 2019 7:30pm
- City: Berkeley
- Email: [email protected]
- Price Range: $20--reserve ahead, pay at door
- Tickets: https://www.fifthstfarms.com/reservations/