Friday December 1, 2017 at the Hillside Swedenborgian Church, El Cerrito
SYLVESTRIS QUARTET (Anna Washburn and Tyler Lewis, violins; Aaron Westman, viola; and Gretchen Claassen, cello)
“Quartet Metamorphosis Part 2: Beethoven to Ravel”
Sylvestris Quartet–Anna Washburn and Tyler Lewis, violins, Aaron Westman, viola, and Gretchen Claassen, cello–continues their exploration of the metamorphosis of the string quartet and the cyclical nature of music. Part 1 began with Biber and went all the way to “late” Beethoven (and then went back to Biber). In Part 2, they’ll play works from Beethoven to George Onslow (the “French Beethoven”), and Maurice Ravel, and track the string quartet not only as a compositional form, but also as an ensemble.
There will, of course, be snax, and the newly acoustically refurbished hall at the El Cerrito Hillside Swedenborgian will be the perfect space to venture into the intricate world of Barefoot favorites Onslow and Ravel. Yes, the French did have classical music, you just seldom hear it! But Sylvestris will see to that.
Friday, December 1, 2017, 6.30 pm
Hillside Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
All tickets $15
18 and under admitted free and welcome.
Tickets at the door or reserve online (recommended) at