Please join Sonata à Quattro in April for
Haydn’s ‘Seven Last Words of Christ’
Kangwon Kim & Nathan Giglierano, violins
Marika Fischer Hoyt, viola
Charlie Rasmussen, cello
In Two Performances:
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM
St. Matthias Episcopal Church
111 E. Main Street, Waukesha
Free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be collected.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Oakwood Village West Auditorium
6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison
Free and open to the public.
For the Easter season, Sonata à Quattro offers Haydn’s dramatic setting of the seven last words (or phrases) of Jesus on the cross. Commissioned by the southern Spanish episcopal city of Cádiz, this piece was originally scored for orchestra, but it enjoyed such an immediate, widespread acclaim, that the publication in 1787 also included arrangements for string quartet, and for piano. In nine movements beginning with an Introduction, Haydn sets the phrases, from ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’ to ‘Into Thy hands I commend my spirit,’ concluding with one final movement depicting an earthquake.