One of the world’s premiere string quartets presents a concert with reader describing the lyrics of war on our fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th attack on our homeland. This performance is on Sunday, September 11, 3:00 – 6:00 pm in the Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students.
Join us as The American String Quartet performs a moving 9/11 performance to honor fallen veterans, those immersed in global conflict and victims of our nation’s tragedy on 9/11. This musical performance of “Lyric in the Time of War” will include carefully chosen works, interspersed with readings by poet Tom Sleigh, a journalist who has covered dozens of wars and will share his poignant poetry on his experiences.
Playing with “precision, eloquence and subtlety,” The American String Quartet is recognized as one of the finest quartets in the world. Their appearance at Barrington’s White House will be particularly moving and passionate as they perform specially selected works to honor fallen veterans, those immersed in global conflict and victims of our nation’s tragedy on 9/11.
The works performed by The American String Quartet will include poignant and reflective pieces created during times of conflict:
§ Bach: Praeludium in F Minor, BWV 857, from the Well-Tempered Clavier
§ Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8 in C minor (with Tom Sleigh)
§ Bartok: Marcia from Quartet No. 6
§ Barber: Adagio from Quartet for Strings, Op. 11
Barrington’s White House is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of downtown Barrington at 145 West Main Street. This meticulously restored 1898 mansion hosts cultural and community events, and is also available for rental for weddings, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers and family celebrations. Visit our website or call 224-512-4292 for your private tour.