Common Tone: Excelsa Quartet

Common Tone:
Excelsa Quartet

Intimate Letters
Sunday, November 16, 2014 . 7PM
Excelsa Quartet
Excelsa Quartet
Principal People: 

Violin Laura Colgate

Violin Audrey Wright

Viola Valentina Shohdy

Cello Kacy Clopton

Special Announcement: 

This performance takes place at Busboys & Poets Hyattsville, which is located near the UMD campus off Route 1.

Event Attributes

Experience how the intimacy of love letters led to one of the most sensuously heartbreaking and manic compositions ever written for string quartet with Excelsa.

Czech composer Leoš Janáček and the object of his affection, Kamila Stösslová, carried on a complex relationship through volumes of written correspondence. These eventually became the inspiration for his String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters".

Excelsa will explore the strange yet beautiful world that is Janáček 's music, paralleling it with fragments from the more than 700 letters highlighting the narrative of his love for Kamila.

Common Tone connects young artists and the community through creative musical experiences in your neighborhood. Our events abandon traditional concert ritual, celebrate curiosity, explore the senses and encourage your participation.

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