2024 Concert Series

Hausmann Concert Series at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Next Concert September 15

Concerts at Maritime Museum of San Diego Offer a Unique Mix of Music on the Water

The Hausmann Quartet and Maritime Museum of San Diego are excited to partner to present the ninth season of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series performed aboard one of the Museum’s historic world-class vessels, the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay.

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“The Hausmann Quartet is one of a handful of string quartets…that move with fluent ease from Classical-period works (Haydn is one of their specialties) to contemporary works by living composers.” -San Diego Union-Tribune

“As Hausmann has amply demonstrated in its long-running project to play all of the Haydn string quartets at the San Diego Maritime Museum, these musicians matched enviable technical prowess with ardent conviction.” – San Diego Story

Sunday, September 15
2:30 pm

Light & Shadow

The study in contrasts that is September’s program will feature the first performance of a work by Johannes Brahms on the Haydn Voyages series, as his final string quartet (opus 67) anchors a program filled with exciting variety, a characteristic we’ve come to expect and appreciate in Haydn’s work; his opus 55, no. 3 on this program certainly offers its share. The afternoon will open with This is It, a 2023 work by Reena Esmail in which she asks “asks the musicians to explore being present with one another…Each movement opens up a tiny, mutually created universe for just a few precious breaths.”

Sunday, November 24
2:30 pm


When we think of art as “revolutionary,” we are most often considering the content of the work itself. This program also asks us to consider the context of its creation, as the opening Haydn quartet (opus 55, no. 2 “Razor”) is followed by Victor Ullmann’s third string quartet, written in 1943 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. The second half features Gabriela Smith’s raucous Carrot Revolution, and the ninth season ends in epic fashion with Beethoven’s final work, his Quartet in F Major, opus 135.

Ninth Season Opened on February 18

All concerts are Sundays at 2:30, and include an intermission for a total length of under two hours. Each creative program will also include informative and entertaining commentary between selections from noted UC Santa Barbara musicologist Derek Katz.

The Hausmann Quartet would like to recognize the support of pH Projects, The Conrad Prebys Foundation and the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture. KPBS is the exclusive media sponsor of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime.

More info at hausmannquartet.com

Tickets available online, and at the door.
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Phone 619.432.2314

Advanced Tickets:
$60 Premium Reserved seating
$35 General Admission
$25 Maritime Museum members
$10 Students/Military
$50 Package deal for museum + concert admission

Save on season subscriptions (4 concerts):
$220 Reserved seating, $120 General Admission

Tickets at the door (day of concert):
$70 Premium Reserved seating
$40 General Admission
$25 Maritime Museum members
$12 Students/Military
$55 Package deal for museum + concert admission

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photos by Sam Zauscher

About the Hausmann Quartet
The Hausmann Quartet has established itself as an integral part of the cultural life of Southern California since its arrival in San Diego in 2010. As the Fisch/Axelrod Quartet-in-Residence at San Diego State University they teach and organize the chamber music program, engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and visit local schools for concerts and clinics on behalf of the School of Music and Dance. They pioneered interactive programs for students, adult amateur musicians and local seniors, veterans and homeless with support from Mainly Mozart, Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and ACMP, and continue to administer and direct these programs as their own non-profit organization serving the Greater San Diego area, with recent grants from the California Arts Council, The Conrad Prebys Foundation and the City and County of San Diego. Current community engagement partnerships with organizations including Art of Elan, Resounding Joy, San Diego Rescue Mission and Father Joe’s Villages deepen the quartet’s local impact.

Founded in the summer of 2004 at Lyricafest, they have recently been hailed as “excellent” by the San Diego Union-Tribune, which also cited “Their outstanding virtue is a rare one: the ability to disappear into and behind whatever they are playing, leaving only the music in view.” They maintain an active performance schedule throughout North America and Asia. The members of the Hausmann Quartet are violinists Isaac Allen and Bram Goldstein, violist Angela Choong and cellist Alex Greenbaum. The quartet is named after Robert Hausmann, the eminent 19th-century German cellist and founding member of the Joachim Quartet.

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarine, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.

About musicologist Derek Katz
Derek Katz is an Associate Professor of Music History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his PhD. He also holds a degree from Harvard, and has studied at The Free University of Berlin on a Fulbright Fellowship. A specialist in Czech music, he has published articles in Musical Quarterly and multiple Czech journals, as well as chapters in Nineteenth Century Chamber Music (Schirmer, 1998), and in Janáček and His World (Princeton, 2003). Katz has also written for The New York Times and the San Francisco Opera and spoken at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He is an enthusiastic amateur violist and chamber music player

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Hausmann Concert Series at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Haydn Voyages Music at the Maritime