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Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Presents: Nelson Quartet
September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The brilliant Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra violinist, Maureen Nelson kick off the first live event of the 2021 – 2022 Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota programming. Ms. Nelson along with SPCO compatriots, Hyobi Sim (viola) and Richard Belcher (cello), and second violinist, Kathryn Bennett whose credits include SPCO and Minnesota Orchestra, will perform a curated selection of string quartets, including Haydn’s beloved String Quartet No. 2 in C Major which showcases each of the quartet in beautifully crafted equal parts; and Edvard Grieg’s soaring Quartet in G Minor. A special treat includes a performance of No Stars, Not Even Clouds by New Zealand composer Dame Gillian Whitehead. The piece was originally commissioned for Maureen Nelson’s Enso String Quartet for their New Zealand Tour in 2013 and is about a close friend of Whitehead’s struggle with cancer.
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JOSEPH HAYDN – Six String Quartets/No. 2 in C major, Op. 20 (1772)
Fuga a 4 soggetti: Allegro
GILLIAN WHITEHEAD – No Stars, Not Even Clouds (2013)
Commissioned for Maureen Nelson and the Enso Quartet
EDVARD GRIEG – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 (1888)
Un poco andante – Allegro molto ed agitato
Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato – Più vivo e scherzando
Finale: Lento – Presto al saltarello
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MAUREEN NELSON, 1st Violin
KATHRYN BENNETT, 2nd Violin
HYOBI SIM, Viola
RICHARD BELCHER, Cello