The Pursuit of Happiness

Bruno Walter Auditorium (map)

Chamber Music Series 1

Brian Hong, violin
Stephanie Zyzak, violin
En-Chi Cheng, viola
Madeline Fayette, cello

Among The New York Public Library’s treasures is a draft of the Declaration of Independence. The same longing for liberty and equality that inspired Thomas Jefferson also inspired composers of the enlightenment to invent a revolutionary new genre of music: the string quartet. The New York Classical Players perform quartets by Haydn and Beethoven, accompanied by recitations of writing by Jefferson, Schiller, and Locke. Beethoven and Haydn manuscripts will be displayed in a special lobby case exhibition.

BEETHOVEN / Eyeglasses Duo for Viola and Cello
HAYDN / String Quartet, Op. 54, No. 2 in C major
BEETHOVEN / String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 2 in G major

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The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to the concert. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.