Next Concert:

Haydn Voyages

November 15 2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego | 4 pm

The Hausmann Quartet has established itself as an integral part of the cultural life of Southern California since its arrival in San Diego in 2010. As faculty Artists-in-Residence at San Diego State University they teach and organize the chamber music program, engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and visit local schools for concerts and clinics on behalf of the School of Music and Dance. Their latest endeavor is Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series on a historic ferry boat exploring the string quartet repertoire through Haydn’s quartet cycle. They pioneered interactive programs for students, adult amateur musicians and local seniors, veterans and homeless with support from Mainly Mozart, the Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and ACMP, and continue to administer and direct these programs as their own non-profit organization serving the Greater San Diego area, with recent grants from the California Arts Council and County of San Diego. Founded in the summer of 2004 at Lyricafest, they have recently been hailed as “Excellent” by U-T San Diego which cited “Their outstanding virtue is a rare one: the ability to disappear into and behind whatever they are playing, leaving only the music in view.” They maintain an active performance schedule throughout North America and Asia. The members of the Hausmann Quartet are violinists Isaac Allen and Bram Goldstein, violist Angela Choong and cellist Alex Greenbaum.

immaculate performance ... every note was played with light-fingered, superlative grace
- San Diego Union-Tribune
beautifully matched ensemble
- San Diego Story
Schumann’s less-performed Quartet in F-Major Op. 41, No. 2 was a workout for the foursome, with gorgeous lines and unexpected joins.
- repeat performances
The Hausmann Quartet is one of a handful of string quartets...that move with fluent ease from Classical-period works (Haydn is one of their specialties) to contemporary works by living composers.
- San Diego Union-Tribune
the Hausmann Quartet gave an exciting, muscular account ... Kaminsky’s score revealed this ensemble’s blazing virtuosity
- San Diego Story