Voices: Haydn & Mozart

Backstage with Jenna Sherry & guests

Sunday, April 11, 2021

2:30–3:30 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00): Live online!

• Participate in the live Zoom event (registration required). Registration opens on Sunday, March 28th

Participants are invited to take part in the live discussion with the artists. Tickets limited. Admission by donation.


• Watch a livestream of the event on YouTube (Link coming soon)

View only. Free admission (donations appreciated).



Selections from:

W.A. Mozart: String Quartet in G major, K. 374

Joseph Haydn: Fugues from the Op. 20 String Quartets

J.S. Bach: Selected Fugues

The string quartet is made up of four instruments—four musical voices with unique personalities interacting as individuals with the ability come together into a whole, a social microcosm. Nowhere is the interaction between individuals and group more richly played out than in the musical form of the fugue, a mischievous canon (think “Row, row, row your boat”; each voice sings the same melody at a different moment), which is also part ritual and part rhetorical exercise.

Join Birdfoot Artistic Director and violinist Jenna Sherry and a quartet of special guests to explore some exceptional fugues by Haydn and Mozart and joyful musical moments that blur the line between the individual and the group.