Christ Trinity Church presents the second concert of its 2022 Lich Gate Concertsseries, featuring music for string quartet. Artistic Director and Concert Violinist Jorge Ávila, also a Sheffield resident,has programmed Ludwig van Beethoven'sString Quartet No. 2in G Major, Op. 18, a work so grounded in 18th-century musical tradition that it earned the nickname "Komplimentierungsquartett" or "quartet of bows and curtseys." Jorge has paired this with William Grant Still's Lyric String Quartette. Often called the "Dean of Afro-American Composers," Still composed almost 200 works, including symphonies, ballets, operas, choral and vocal works, and chamber music.
Our New York-based string quartet features Jorge Ávila, Violin I;Rachel Handman, Violin II;Orlando Wells, Viola; and Sarah Hewitt-Roth, Cello. Lich Gate Concerts strives to bring live chamber music concerts in beautiful settings in the Southern Berkshires. The Pavilion in the Sheffield Town Park is a large wooden structure with excellent acoustics. And starting with this concert, we will provide folding chairs under the Pavilion, courtesy of a grant from the Sheffield Cultural Council. Lawn seat ticket holders must bring their own chairs or blankets.
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