DaPonte is ‘A-Twitter’ in Rockport Nov. 23

Nov 09, 2019
DaPonte String Quartet

Rockport — The DaPonte String Quartet presents one concert locally for its November series, “All A-Twitter,” on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.

The concert features Beethoven’s Op. 132, which was included on the group’s recent CD, “Pathways to Healing.” This piece has been called a haunting treasure, and it is one of the string quartets composed by Beethoven late in his life. He had been deaf for many years and some people speculate that the music of his inner ideas was even stronger during this late period.

Also up on the November program is Haydn’s masterpiece - Op. 33, (nicknamed “The Bird”), which features bird-like tone painting and gypsy influences. Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 8 with its thrilling Asian influences will close out these concerts. The comfortable balance in this program that the DaPonte String Quartet chose is sure to peak your interest and perhaps introduce you to a piece that you have not yet heard the DSQ perform.

General admission tickets are $25 at the door or $22.50 online at daponte.org; free for those younger than 21 or with student ID, if space is available.

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