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So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
~T. S. Eliot
For this third and final night of the 2017 MusicIC festival, the Solera Quartet will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in a minor, Op. 132. Following on previous night’s focused on “lightness” and “darkness,” this night takes us out of the dark and back into the light with one of Beethoven’s most personal works, a spiritual tour de force full of longing, gratitude, and contemplative attempts to converse with God and the afterlife.
In addition, festival artistic director Tricia Park has selected excerpts of T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” to be presented in juxtaposition with Op. 132 to highlight the many tendrils of inspiration that extend from Beethoven’s remarkable musical inspiration and to allow for the audience to find meaning and opportunities to be in dialogue with both of these extraordinarily profound works of art.
MusicIC is presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. For more information, please visit www.MusicIC.org.