Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Ticket Information

Tickets $25 general, $20 Maritime Museum members, $10 students/military

Full series discount- All Four Concerts for $80

Available at the door and hq.ticketleap.com/haydn-voyages

To order by phone call:  619.432.2314

Nearby Parking lots for $10 a day

9 am Museum and Gift Shop open (admission included with concert ticket)
3 pm Upper Deck Bar open for beverage and snack service
4 pm Concert

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4:00 PM
Presented By
Hausmann Quartet and the Maritime Museum of San Diego
Event Type
Event Contact
Isaac Allen

The Hausmann Quartet and the Maritime Museum of San Diego are excited to partner to present the launch of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series aboard Berkeley – an 1898 steam ferryboat that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay. 

Concerts aboard this National Historic Landmark, docked in downtown San Diego next to Star of India, will explore the evolution of the string quartet through the lens of Joseph Haydn’s quartet cycle. The programming will set his works alongside those of master composers from our own era and stretching back to his musical ancestors. As the father of the string quartet and one of history’s most innovative composers, Haydn is an ideal guide to this exploration of some of the most powerful, creative music ever written.

Each creative program will also include informative and entertaining commentary during the performance from noted UC Santa Barbara musicologist Derek Katz.

September 17: Reason Gone Mad

Haydn’s humor is legendary and multi-faceted. Miniatures by Ana Sokolovic (Commedia dell’Arte I), Igor Stravinsky and George Antheil frame two of Haydn’s wittiest, funniest works, the “Joke” Quartet and circus-like opus 74/2, adding up to a concert embodying Groucho Marx’s definition of humor: “reason gone mad.”

November 5: Dreams and Dances

The final concert of the 2017 season features Haydn’s “Rider” quartet, an example of the composer at the true height of his powers as a master of the string quartet genre. Erwin Schulhoff’s Five Pieces (1923) are a wonderfully varied collection of dances, and Missy Mazzoli’s Quartet for Queen Mab (2015) is a fantastical journey based on a creature from folklore and literature. In the words of the composer: "I want people to find something out about themselves through my music, something that was inaccessible before, something that they were suppressing, something that they couldn’t really confront….”


Ensemble Name
Hausmann Quartet
Isaac Allen, Bram Goldstein, Angela Choong and Alex Greenbaum
Speakers / Participants
Derek Katz
Joseph Haydn, Thomas Ad├Ęs, Anton Webern, Antonin Dvorak

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego, CA
619-234-9153 ext 101
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