Sunday, November 19, 2023, 7 p.m.

Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violin;
Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello

Music at Kohl Mansion’s international chamber music season continues on Sunday, November 19 with the Kohl Mansion debut of the nationally acclaimed Jupiter String Quartet. For their auspicious engagement, the ensemble will present Upheaval, a thoughtful program of music reflective of great social political upheaval from the past to the present.

About this program, the ensemble offered up the following commentary:

“Music can provide a profound lifeline for those struggling through times of unrest. The composers in this program grapple with the realities of a world full of upheaval and uncertainty, attempting to provide a path to greater understanding. The Irish-English composer Elizabeth Maconchy was an avowed socialist who supported the Republican forces fighting off Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Her hauntingly beautiful third quartet emerged out of the shadows of 1930s Europe. Carlos Simon’s heartbreaking Elegy memorializes the Black American victims of police violence, while Nathan Shield’s new quartet, Medusa, written for the Jupiter Quartet for the composer’s Guggenheim Fellowship, uses the paintings of Caravaggio as an inspiration for exploring the effects of various types of political and social violence. Beethoven’s epic eighth quartet is one of the many works he wrote during a time of immense political turmoil.”

Music at Kohl debut

6:00 PM – Pre-concert talk by Christopher Costanza, Cellist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Artist in Residence, Lecturer, Stanford University

7:00 PM – Concert

9 PM – Celebrate with a complimentary glass of wine and dessert!

Single tickets on sale August 15, 2023.
All programs subject to change.


Elizabeth Maconchy
String Quartet No. 3

Carlos Simon

Nathan Shields

William Bolcom
The Graceful Ghost – Just Added

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No.2

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