(Joplin, MO) – Pro Musica and Connect2Culture will jointly present the Schumann String Quartett and pianist Jon Nakamatsu in concert on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm in the Beshore Performance Hall at the Harry M. Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex (212 W. 7th St., Joplin, MO 64801).
This exciting program includes works for string quartet and piano quintet (piano + string quartet). Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4, showcases the composer at both his most dramatic and his most lighthearted. Fritz Kreisler’s String Quartet in A Minor brings passion, virtuosity, and lyricism to the fore. The string quartet will be joined by Van Cliburn-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu to perform a perennial favorite, Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, known for its songful melodies and exuberant interchange between the musical voices.
“We can’t wait to welcome these fabulous artists to Joplin for an evening of passionate, dramatic, and engaging chamber music and celebrate our first concert at the Cornell Complex” says Pro Musica Executive Director Emlyn Johnson. Connect2Culture Executive Director Emily Frankoski notes, “This performance is a perfect way to showcase the beautifully refurbished 1949 Steinway piano in our extraordinary new performance hall.”
With limited capacity in the Beshore Performance Hall, the presenters encourage patrons to make a free online reservation in advance of the concert to save their seat at the following Google Form link.
Patrons may also call Pro Musica at 417.625.1822 to make their free advance reservation. Pre-registered patrons will have first priority for seating, and additional seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
About Pro Musica:
Founded in 1981, Pro Musica is the leading presenter of world-class chamber, classical, and jazz music in Joplin, Missouri and the surrounding Four State region. Pro Musica promotes “ageless music for all ages” through free-of-charge musical performances, robust education programming in partnership with Joplin schools, and community engagement events in collaboration with local organizations. Pro Musica is supported by the generosity of numerous individuals, business and corporate sponsors, family and private foundations, and the Missouri Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.
Emlyn Johnson, Interim Executive Director
Pro Musica Joplin