Saratoga Chamber Players to perform Sept. 11

Musicians new to the Saratoga Chamber Players – violinist Lily Holgate and cellist Annabelle Hoffman – will join violinist Jill Levy and violist Kathy Andrew for a program of string quartets at the Saratoga United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs, on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m.

The players will perform works of Haydn, Janacek and Beethoven.

Joseph Haydn, father of the string quartet as we know him today, was an itinerant musician early in his career, playing on the streets of Vienna for money. His Opus 20, No. 1 quartet shows a dramatic, emotional intensity. Leos Janacek’s String Quartet No. 1 was inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s novella “The Kreutzer Sonata.” Ludwig van Beethoven called his Op. 130, No.1 the “Dear Quartet” and it is considered the most appealing of his late quartets.

Tickets for the concert are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for students.

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This concert is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Governor and the New York State Legislature.