The Hausmann Quartet on the top deck of the Berkeley. Courtesy Maritime Museum

The Hausmann Quartet will begin a second season of Haydn Voyages, a quarterly concert series aboard the 1898 steam ferry boat Berkeley, on Jan. 22.

The opening concert is at 4 p.m. aboard the National Historic Landmark ferry docked at the Maritime Museum in downtown San Diego.

Members of the quartet, who serve as faculty Artists-in-Residence at San Diego State University, will explore the evolution of the string quartet through the lens of Joseph Haydn‘s quartet cycle.

The first concert, titled “Ancient Inspirations,” will trace the early music influences of two masters, Haydn and Gabriel Fauré. Adaptations of vocal works by Giacomo Carissimi and Josquin des Prez shine a new light on the old origins of two of the finest quartets ever written: Haydn’s opus 20/3 and Faure’s lone work in the genre, his final composition before his death in 1924.

Additional concerts are scheduled May 28, Sept. 17 and Nov. 12. Their titles are “Operatic Explorations,” “Reason Gone Mad” and “Dreams and Dances.”

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for Maritime Museum members, and $10 for students and military. Series tickets to all four concerts are $80 if purchased before Jan. 21.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.