The Hausmann Quartet returns to the historic ferryboat Berkeley this month for its fourth season of popular Haydn Voyages classical music concerts on San Diego Bay.
The season begins Sunday, Sept. 15, with the musical theme of “Loss and Renewal.” The quartet will perform Beethoven’s opus 132 Quartet, one of his final masterpieces, a world premiere by Ryan Carter, and Haydn’s majestic opus 17/1 Quartet.
Then on Nov. 10, the theme is “Frog and Hair,” quirky short pieces by Andrew Norman and Igor Stravinsky along with two of Haydn’s best-loved works, his so-called “Frog” and “Lark” Quartets.
The quartet is in residence at San Diego State University, where its members — violinists Isaac Allen and Bram Goldstein, violist Angela Choong and cellist Alex Greenbaum — organize and teach the university’s chamber music program.
Both concerts take place at 4 p.m. on the upper deck of the 1898 steam vessel, a National Historic Landmark that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay and is now part of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
“For the last three years the Hausmann Quartet has created an exquisite mix of music and education for our visitors looking for a new cultural experience surrounded by maritime history and vessels from 500 years of seafaring history from sail to steam to submarine,” said the museum’s Kelli Lewis.
Tickets for the concerts are $25 for general admission, $20 for Maritime Museum of San Diego members, and $10 for students and military. VIP reserved seating is also available at $50.
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