Jade String Quartet concert

The Dartmouth club invited us to a free concert at the American Cathedral of Paris. The Jade String Quartet of Stuttgart performed pieces from Mozart, Webern, Schoenberg, Weigl

The American Cathedral of Paris
23, avenue George V
75008 Paris
Metro : George V, Alma Marceau
(*not* the American Church on quai d’Orsay)

Jade String Quartet of Stuttgart, Germany, prize winner of numerous competitions including Osaka 2006, with guest artist Evelyn Chih-Yih Chan, soprano & co-president of the Dartmouth Club of France

Concert “Lyricism in the Viennese tradition”
Does 20th century music grate on your ears? Let the Jade Quartet (Stuttgart) & soprano Evelyn Chih-Yih Chan show you otherwise!

Mozart: String Quartet in G major, K. 387
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905)
Schoenberg: Quartet No. 2 with soprano solo (1908)
Karl Weigl: Five Songs for soprano and string quartet (1934)

Webern died during WWII when an American soldier shot him ‘accidentally’ in Austria, whereas Schoenberg and Karl Weigl both emigrated to the USA when the Nazis ‘annexed’ Austria in 1938. Their *lyrical* works are finally enjoying a revival and coming back into ‘standard’ repertoire, yet another example of the many horrors that the Nazis created when they banned these excellent composers in order to promote the works of the “also-rans” who happened to fit the ‘Aryan’ mode…

Donations welcome to help offset hall rental & travel expenses for the Jade Quartet

You are invited to join the artists for a drink or a bite to eat at the CafĂ© Grand Corona just down the street at 3 place d’Alma Marceau. (Cost depends entirely on what you fancy…)