January 20 @ 7:30 PM
January 21 @ 3:00 PM
“Haydn created all our music, he gave one symphony after another to the world.” - Johannes Brahms, 1896
Johannes Brahms revered Franz Joseph Haydn so much, he kept a bust of the great master in his bedroom. Haydn was known as the father of the symphony – plus, he helped invent the string quartet. Cape Symphony’s star string principals will present the Haydn string quartet nicknamed “The Sunrise.”
A century later, Brahms wrote “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” in tribute to the admired composer. Brahms is known for creating extraordinarily passionate melodies and intricate rhythms such as those you’ll hear in his Symphony No. 3. Enjoy two of the greats and their musical connection.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
String Quartet No. 63, "Sunrise"
Franz Joseph Haydn
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Symphony No. 3