MONTHLY LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
During our anniversary season, we will feature a favourite string quartet representing each year of The Residency. On August 7th at 1 pm at the Town Hall Theatre, we will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet performing Haydn’s Emperor Quartet first performed on an early national tour in 2004.
Joseph Haydn – Op. 76, No. 3, boasts the nickname Emperor, because in the second movement, Haydn quotes the melody from “Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser” (“God Save Emperor Francis”), an anthem he wrote for Emperor Francis II. This same melody is known to modern listeners for its later use in the German national anthem, Deutschlandlied.