A Midcoast Senior College Special Presentation
Friday, November 18
DaPonte String Quartet
at Curtis Memorial Library
Free and Open to the Public
Title of this Lecture/Performance by the Quartet: Meaning in Music
The DaPonte String Quartet presents an intimate look at the Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92. Using excerpts from the Second Quartet, the Daponte will show how Prokofiev creates musical communication without words, through the use of tone-painting and musical quotations, about life in the Kabardino-Balkar region of the Caucasus mountains where he and other artists lived during their WWII evacuation from Moscow. The work’s first movement is a stirring march based on a rising four-note motif that is enriched by Prokofiev’s vivid impressions of life in the Caucasus, especially a euphoric love-song and a rich gallery of pictures, including both erotic dance and the alpen-horn calls of sheep-herders.
This presentation is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor. Thank you!
The Curtis Memorial Library is located at 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine.
For more information, call Midcoast Senior College at 725-4900.