Great String Quartets in July and August
(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED STATES - July 14th, 2012 -
For immediate release, Peterborough, NH, July 2, 2012
Electric Earth Concerts presents the Borromeo String Quartet on July 17 in Jaffrey, NH’s historic meetinghouse. Founded by Laura Gilbert and Jonathan Bagg, formerly Directors of Monadnock Music, Electric Earth continues their popular programming in the Monadnock Region. This marks the halfway point in their first season of 12 concerts. Beside the Borromeo, the next summer concert features the Chiara String Quartet in a special program with the poetry of T.S. Eliot. Events continue monthly through the fall and winter.
“Our series” says Bagg, “encompasses the many strands that make up our rich musical life. It ranges from impeccable artists like the Borromeo playing classical masterworks, to a cabaret evening with sopraon Lauren Flanigan; it includes hybrid events combining the power of music and poetry like the Chiara Quartet’s Beethoven/T.S. Eliot program, as well as unique folk and jazz performances. The constants here are the high quality of the music-making and the depth of the experience we offer our audience.”
Tuesday, July 17, the Borromeo Quartet appears Jaffrey Center Meeting House at 7:30 p.m. The Borromeo brings strong interpretation, impeccable style, and brilliant technique to its performances. Usually the audience is treated to fascinating introductions to each work by violinist Nicholas Kitchen. This concert features two epic masterpieces of the repertoire: Beethoven’s String Quartet in a minor, Op. 132, and Schubert’s String Quartet in d minor, “Death and the Maiden."
Wednesday, August 1 at 7:30 the Chiara Quartet presents “Beethoven and T.S. Eliot” at Carter Hall, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield. The Chiara Quartet and George Gopen, scholar and extraordinary reader, will collaborate in a hybrid concert that juxtaposes T.S. Eliot’s masterpiece, Four Quartets, poems inspired by Beethoven’s Late Quartets, with the composer’s String Quartet in B-flat, Opus 130.
Both concerts are $20 at the door.
Electric Earth Concerts also brings music to communities whose members’ disabilities may limit their access to public events. This season includes visits Plowshare Farm in Greenfield, the Lukas Community in Temple, Crotched Mountain rehabilitation center, and Summerhill Assisted Living. Electric Earth operates as a not-for-profit under the umbrella of the Hillsborough Area Community Service Corporation. Since its founding in January 2012, generous support has come from many local patrons.
For further info, and to hear highlights of the 2012 season, visit www.elecricearthconcerts.org