The Reynolda Quartet, composed of violinists Ida Bieler and Janet Orenstein, violist Ulrich Eichenauer, and cellist Brooks Whitehouse, all of whome serve as faculty at UNCSA, will return for “Concert of Gratitude,” the second concert in collaboration with Reynolda House. Featuring works that reflect on the strength of the human spirit, the program will include Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132, and Smetana’s Quartet No. 1, "From My Life.”
With its beloved "Heiliger Dankgesang" (“Holy Song of Thanksgiving”), the Beethoven quartet, written towards the end of the composer’s life, is a musical offering of thanks after recovering from a grave illness, where Smetana’s quartet was written just after the composer lost his hearing as a reflection on his own life. Each work provides an opportunity for audiences to contemplate the renewal of strength and gratitude for the gift of life, themes that are of particular resonance as our community navigates the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tickets $10 per household. Performance to be streamed via Vimeo.