Ned Rorem would have been 100 this fall, and his fourth quartet is based on impressions from a collection of Picasso’s paintings (“sort of,” in the composer’s words). How do other art forms influence and inform each other? How can our dialogue with masterpieces of the past be shared in our performances today? This collection of works on its own can’t possibly answer these questions, but may pose some of its own…
program to include:
Haydn – Quartet No. 39 in F♯ minor, Op. 50, No. 4 (1787)
Ravel – Quartet (1903)
Ned Rorem – Quartet No. 4 (1995)
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101