The Hausmann Quartet and Maritime Museum of San Diego are excited to partner to present the fifth season of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series performed aboard one of the Museum’s ten historic world-class vessels, the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay.
Concerts aboard the Berkeley, a National and State Historic Landmark docked in downtown San Diego next to Star of India, explore the evolution of the string quartet through the lens of Joseph Haydn’s quartet cycle. The consistently creative and adventurous programs presented in the series combined with the idyllic views and sounds of the harbor make Haydn Voyages one of San Diego’s best-loved young cultural institutions.
The programming and performances by this accomplished young foursome set his works alongside those of master composers from our own era and stretching back into his musical ancestors. Hadyn is an ideal guide to this exploration of some of the most powerful, creative music ever written.The fifth season will take audiences on a series of wonderful journeys, with programs that encompass a vast range of themes, sounds, cultures and emotions. Come enjoy world-class performances on the city’s only floating concert hall staged aboard the Victorian-era 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley - a national and state landmark.
Sunday, August 30
After the Storm
Sunday, April 19)
The Hausmann Quartet will be joined by longtime friend and collaborator, soprano Ann Moss, for John Harbison’s The Rewaking, the centerpiece of an afternoon of music drawing inspiration from the natural world. This exploration of our environment is sure to be an unforgettable journey, including a sound meditation by Pauline Oliveros (who spent significant time in San Diego), John Howell Morrison’s Hard Weather Makes Good Wood and Haydn’s Bird Quartet.
Sunday, October 04
The fall return of Haydn Voyages series is an adventurous mix of old and new. Haydn will be joined on this concert by two of today’s most compelling composers: Hannah Lash (her 2009 work Frayed) and a world premiere by Joshua Roman, commissioned for the Hausmann Quartet. Beethoven turns 250 this year, but his music sounds as fresh, experimental and powerful as ever; his Serioso quartet anchors this program’s exploration of contrast, breath, tension and release.
Sunday, November 15
The fifth season closes with a trip around the world featuring wonderfully varied journey around the world, with stops in this century’s Middle East and 18th-century France, and of course Haydn’s Austria. Works by two Iranian composers from today (Reza Vali and Aftab Darvishi) share a program with the wonderfully inventive Chevalier de Saint-Georges (remembered as the first classical composer of African descent) who collaborated on many of Haydn’s Paris premieres. Take a trip around the world with the Hausmann Quartet to round out the fifth season of Haydn Voyages!
Star of India Wharf, north embarcadero between Grape and Ash Street. Parking is metered for maximum of 3 hours. Public, ride share or alternative parking options may be preferred.
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