All aboard! Announcing the 4th season of Haydn Voyages, opened January 13
The Hausmann Quartet and Maritime Museum of San Diego are excited to partner to present the fourth season of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series performed aboard one of the Museum’s ten historic world-class vessels, the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay.
Concerts aboard the Berkeley, a National Historic Landmark docked in downtown San Diego next to Star of India, explore the evolution of the string quartet through the lens of Joseph Haydn’s quartet cycle. The consistently creative and adventurous programs presented in the series combined with the idyllic views and sounds of the harbor make Haydn Voyages one of San Diego’s best-loved young cultural institutions.
The fourth season will take audiences on a series of wonderful journeys, with programs that encompass a vast range of themes, sounds, cultures and emotions. Come enjoy world-class performances on the city’s only floating concert hall!
Sunday, March 31
Songs of the World
This journey around the globe spans cultures, eras and political issues that are as alive today as they were in Haydn’s 18th-century Europe. His “Emperor” Quartet is complemented by a haunting setting of an Armenian folk song by Mary Kouyoumdjian and Terry Riley’s G Song (the work of an American master who draws on truly global influences) complete this international voyage, with Haydn as fearless leader.
Sunday, September 15
(KPBS night) – Loss and Renewal
This concert spans the full range of our human experience: impending death and unspeakable tragedy of losing a child, contrasted with the sense of hope and renewal that comes with the birth of another child, and an unexpected recovery after a long illness. Beethoven’s opus 132 Quartet is one of his final masterpieces; a world premiere by Ryan Carter and Haydn’s majestic opus 17/1 Quartet completes this emotionally potent evening.
Sunday, November 10
Frog and Hair
Mischief and wry humor abound in 2019’s final concert, featuring quirky miniatures by Andrew Norman and Igor Stravinsky to go along with two of Haydn’s best-loved works, his so-called “Frog” and “Lark” Quartets. Come enjoy some clever musical jokes, winks and nods to go along with the beautiful sunset aboard the Berkeley as the fourth season of Haydn Voyages comes to a close.
Part of the vision for the Haydn Voyages series is to perform the entire Haydn cycle of 68 works. Our scorecard now stands at 20, or 29%. All concerts are Sundays at 4 pm, and refreshments will be available at the upper deck bar starting at 3:30 pm. Each creative program will also include informative and entertaining commentary during the performance from noted UC Santa Barbara musicologist Derek Katz.
The Hausmann Quartet and Maritime Museum are delighted to welcome back KPBS as the exclusive media sponsor of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, and would also like to recognize the support of pH Projects and the County of San Diego’s Community Enhancement Program.
Hausmann Quartet Advanced Ticket Prices:
$50 VIP Reserved seating, $25 General Admission, $20 Maritime Museum members, $10 students/military
(at door prices: $60 VIP Reserved seating, $28 General Admission, $22 Maritime Museum members, $12 students/military)
$40 Package deal for museum + concert admission
20% Discount on Season Subscription (4 concerts: $160 VIP Reserved or $80 General Admission)
Tickets available at the door and online.
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ADDED BONUS: Ticket purchase includes a 50% off general admission ticket on your next visit to Maritime Museum of San Diego.