Musical Pioneers: Newport String Project

Posted by NewportHistory

On April 12th at 7pm join the Newport String Project for “Musical Pioneers”, an evocative program featuring chamber works by trailblazing composers including Franz Joseph Haydn, Grazyna Bacewicz and George Walker, hosted by the Newport Historical Society on the second floor of the Colony House on Washington Square, Newport, RI. This event is only accessible by stairs.

This program will be an exploration of Haydn’s transformative impact on the genre of the string quartet. The event will also feature a performance of Grazyna Bacewicz’s Suite for Two Violins, which received its premiere at an underground concert in Warsaw in 1943. The program will conclude with String Quartet No. 1 by George Walker, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Admission by donation. Suggested Donation $10, $25, $50+

All proceeds support the educational and performance activities of the Newport String Project.

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Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet op. 1 no. 1.

Grazyna Bacewicz Suite for Two Violins

George Walker String Quartet No. 1


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