Noontime Concert at Old St. Mary's featured 4 musicians from the Midsummer Mozart Festival performing Mozart's String Quartet No. 20 in D Major. Their playing was consistently polite & unrushed, & all 4 movements had similarly even tempos & smoothed-out phrasing. The 1st movement had a gentle, weightless ending. These concerts are well-attended, & the respectful Old St. Mary's audience was silent between movements. We were spared the sound of the street musician who sometimes plays the erhu outside the church during concerts. He must have been on his lunch break.
§ Noontime Concert at Old St. Mary's
Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra Ensemble
Robin Hansen, violin
Dan Flanagan, violin
Elizabeth Prior, viola
Vanessa Ruotolo, cello
String Quartet in D major, K. 499, "Hoffmeister"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Old St. Mary's Cathedral