Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room
23 Pleasant St
Brunswick, ME 04011
Béla Bartók wrote his last string quartet in 1939, while contemplating emigrating from Hungary — first to Switzerland, then to America — as a refugee. This music draws upon a venerable but widely misunderstood tradition of social protest, which resurfaces in the music of many other composers (notably Shostakovich). The DaPonte String Quartet traces its provenance from Mozart, through late Beethoven, to Bartók.
Sponsored by Midcoast Senior College.