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Friday, May 10, 2024
7:30 pm

Words of Passion with Dover Quartet

2312 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705

“Life is for the living.

Death is for the dead.

Let life be like music.

And death a note unsaid.”

– Langston Hughes

Behind closed doors lies a world of mystery, passion, and true stories that inspired some of the most riveting pieces of chamber music. Join us for a literary-inspired evening with the renowned Dover Quartet and our 2024 Texas Poet Laureate, Amanda Johnston, in Words of Passion. Explore the depths of human yearnings as Johnston guides us through the turmoil that brings the music alive.

In the case of Schubert’s “Death of the Maiden”, the question of whether one should accept the will of Death when one’s time comes; in Turina’s “The Bullfighter’s Prayer”, the process of finding strength in the face of a life-threatening task; and in Janáček’s “Intimate Letters”, the reckoning with an unhealthy obsession. Never have these composers written anything more personal, or more vulnerable – and perhaps that’s what makes them truly great.

The musical performance will be preceded by a poetry reading by Amanda Johnston, a selection of French and Spanish wines, and delicious bites.



Doors and Cocktail Lounge open at 6:00 PM

Poetry Reading with Texas Poet Laureate Amanda Johnston begins at 6:30 PM

Concert begins at 7:30 PM

Meet and Greet with musicians in Cocktail Lounge until 11:00 PM

Dress code: Cocktail chic, with the option for elevated elegance



Joaquín Turina La oración del torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer), Op. 34

Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”)

I. Andante – Con moto – Allegro
II. Adagio – Vivace
II. Moderato – Andante – Adagio
IV. Allegro – Andante – Adagio

– intermission –

Franz Schubert String Quartet in D minor (“Death and the Maiden”), D 810

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Presto


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Standard Ticket
Seating is first come first serve
$ 80.00
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Includes standard ticket and open bar until 11:00 PM
$ 155.00

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