Humor in the Works of Papa Haydn


Starts in 11 Hours, 57 Minutes

February 23, 2019 6:00 pm

presented by Close Encounters With Music: Where Music Meets Ideas. 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. It’s all intentional and part of the fun!  Yehuda Hanani and colleagues will lead us through this night of musical comedy with their expert playing as well as comments. Call it a master class in musical humor. You are invited to a reception following the performance graciously provided by Guido’s. This concert is included in the season subscription purchase. If you aren’t a subscriber (we certainly would like for you to be!), Saint James Place
352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA  For tickets or information call 800.843.0778.