The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture THE EVOLUTION OF THE STRING QUARTET: CLASS AND CONCERT

March 4-23
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Four-week class presented by Dr. Peter Kupfer and the Jerusalem String Quartet

Goethe famously defined the genre of the string quartet as “a stimulating conversation between four people.” No city engaged in this sort of musical conversation more than Vienna, perhaps the greatest musical center of Europe from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. In three weekly sessions at the Institute, SMU’s Dr. Peter Kupfer will trace the evolution of the Viennese string quartet by exploring major works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The class will then culminate in a concert by the world-renowned Jerusalem String Quartet at SMU on March 23rd performing the works studied in class. The Dallas Institute is pleased to partner with the Dallas Chamber Music Society in this unique class-and-concert combination.

Class with Prof. Peter Kupfer
March 4, 11, 18
6:30-8:30 pm
Venue: The Dallas Institute

Concert by the Jerusalem String Quartet
March 23
7:30 pm
Venue: Caruth Auditorium at SMU