Concerts at One: Revolutionaries

April 7, 2016

This spring, Concerts at One presents Revolutionaries: The late works of Beethoven and Ginastera. This festival celebrates the centennial of Alberto Ginastera by pairing music from his third compositional period with that of fellow revolutionary Ludwig van Beethoven. Although the two composers were born centuries and continents apart, both were caught up in the political upheaval of their respective times, and both are distinguished by the revolutionary nature of their work—especially that of their third periods. The festival takes place from in the spring of 2016 during Concerts at One at Trinity Church. It features more than 40 works, highlighted by Beethoven's epic Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis, and Ginastera's Cello Concerto No. 1 and Psalm 150.


This week: Enso Quartet with Mellissa Hughes, soprano

Described by Strad magazine as "thrilling," and praised by the Washington Post for its "glorious sonorities," the Enso String Quartet presents works by Ginastera and Beethoven in this concert, inviting soprano Mellissa Hughes for Ginastera's String Quartet No. 3 for soprano and string quartet.

Alberto Ginastera – String Quartet No. 3, op. 40
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, op. 132

Enso Quartet:
Maureen Nelson, violin
Ken Hamao, violin
Melissa Reardon, viola
Richard Belcher, cello
Mellissa Hughes, soprano


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