THE EVOLUTION OF THE STRING QUARTET: CLASS AND CONCERT
March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm
One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm
One event on March 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Presented by Dr. Peter Kupfer and the Jerusalem String Quartet
Goethe famously defined the genre of the string quartet as “a stimulating conversation between four people.” No city engaged in this sort of musical conversation more than Vienna, perhaps the greatest musical center of Europe from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. In three weekly sessions at the Institute, SMU’s Dr. Peter Kupfer will trace the evolution of the Viennese string quartet by exploring major works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The class will then culminate in a concert by the world-renowned Jerusalem String Quartet at SMU on March 23rd performing the works studied in class. The Dallas Institute is pleased to partner with the Dallas Chamber Music Society in this unique class-and-concert combination.
Class with Prof. Peter Kupfer
March 4, 11, 18
Venue: The Dallas Institute
Concert by the Jerusalem String Quartet
Venue: Caruth Auditorium at SMU
$120 for Class and Concert
DR. PETER KUPKER is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Musicology at SMU. His Ph.D. is in music history and theory from the University of Chicago.