An Afternoon of String Quartets in the Gallery Friday, June 5, 2009 at 5:00 PM

(Pre-concert hearing of Max Neuhaus’ permanent sound work Time Piece Beacon on the lawn at 4:45 PM)

Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman St. Beacon, NY 12508
Admission to the concert is free; concert-goers will also receive free admission to the museum prior to the concert

Sharon Roffman, violin
Annaliesa Place, violin
Max Mandel, viola
Joel Noyes, cello

Dia Art Foundation and ClassNotes, with support from the Dutchess County Arts Council, present An Afternoon of String Quartets in the Gallery, a one hour concert performed at Dia:Beacon by the professional musicians of ClassNotes and inspired by the life and work of
Max Neuhaus, a Dia-commissioned artist who died in February of 2009. This concert culminates a one-week residency at South Avenue Elementary School, in which ClassNotes’ artists will work intensively with the entire third grade, exploring concepts introduced in the writings of Max Neuhaus through live music and interactive lessons.

Beethoven: Quartet in c minor, Opus. 18 No. 4 First movement – Allegro ma non tanto
Vivaldi: “Spring” from the Four Seasons First movement – Allegro
John Cage: Variations II
Steve Reich: Different Trains First movement – America before the War
Original Compositions South Ave Third Graders
Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major “American” Fourth movement – Finale

A nonprofit institution founded in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is internationally renowned for initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects. Dia presents public programs and its permanent collection of works from the 1960s through the present at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries located on the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. In
the fall of 2007 Dia initiated a partnership with The Hispanic Society of America through which Dia presents commissions and projects by contemporary artists within the Society’s galleries while seeking a permanent home for these initiatives in New York City. Additionally, Dia Art Foundation maintains long-term, site-specific projects in the western United States, New York City, and Bridgehampton, Long Island. For additional public information, visit
Dutchess County Arts Council The Dutchess County Arts Council is a nonprofit arts service organization founded in 1964, dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in Dutchess County and the Mid-Hudson Valley region.
Max Neuhaus is the pioneer of artistic activities with sound. A renowned interpreter of contemporary music while still in his twenties, Neuhaus went on to become the first to extend sound as an autonomous medium into the domain of contemporary art.

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