(February 8, 2013) – The Plein Aire String Quartet returns to the Sedona Heritage Museum on February 16. Their program continues their exploration of Haydn’s quartet zoo with “The Donkey” (Op. 76, no2). This very late quartet of Haydn was written when a young Ludwig van Beethoven was writing his first batch of quartets (Opus 18). Plein Aire will play one of those, also (No. 5 in A Major) to help listeners compare! This concert is at 1:00 p.m. at the Museum.
The Plein Aire Quartet is a string quartet with a mission to perform for fun and fulfillment. Leader Melissa Collins Cripps says, “The group chooses to fully explore the connection between music and the appreciation of nature. All of our members are professional musicians performing with Verde Valley Sinfonietta and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra as well as others.”
The concert is about an hour long. Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door, with children under 12 free. Museum admission is separate.
The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Rd in Jordan Historical Park. The Museum is open daily 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more info about this special presentation or the Museum, 928-282-7038.