On May 17 Quartett Giocosa will present a concert entitled "Music and the Scientific Mind". The program will feature quartets written by composers greatly influenced by scientific thought. From scientists who were also composers (William Herschel, astronomer, and Alexander Borodin, chemist) to those whose fascination with science was reflected in their work (Joseph Haydn and Phillip Glass), QG will explore the relationship between science and music and examine some of the great minds that were drawn to both.
Quartett Giocosa, now in its second season, is presenting this evening of music as part of a seven concert season. The four musicians of the quartet, Heather Goodchild Wade and Irina Fainkichen, violins, Irina Naryshkova, viola, and Elizabeth Schultze, 'cello, are all members of the Cape Symphony, and the quartet's first season met with great success and acclaim. Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Symphony said of the quartet' "Giocosa is the perfect name for this group of artists who believe that joy is the most powerful emotion to affect the human spirit....Their message is one of hope and beauty, and will delight all those who experience them in person."
The concert will take place at the First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main Street, Chatham MA. Tickets are $22 and are available at the door. More information is available at Quartett Giocosa's website, quartettgiocosa.com.