Close Encounters With Music Presents “Haydn Seek—Humor in the works of Papa Haydn”


Starts in 12 Hours, 8 Minutes

February 23, 2019 6:00 pm


What constitutes a musical—or any other kind of—joke? Humor explodes our expectations and takes us by surprise. Three Haydn string quartets, including his “Joke” Quartet, provide an evening of ambiguous beginnings and fake-out endings; mismatched dialogues between instruments, misunderstandings, musical pratfalls and pretend memory lapses and digressions. Call it a master class in musical humor. Hagai Shaham and Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Dov Scheindlin, viola; Yehuda Hanani, cello. Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA
$38 general seating, Students $15