Dvorak Quartet in G Major Op. 106
The Cypress String Quartet returns to Montalvo for its popular Salon Series. As part of the overall Villa Chamber Music Series, the Cypress present one of the most unique concert formats. Rather than a traditional classical chamber music concert of three works with an intermission, the Cypress features one work that the group discusses in depth and performs. The quartet contextualizes the featured piece through musical examples, discussion and performances of additional single movements or short works. They then follow this explanation with a performance of the featured piece in its entirety. During the performance, the audience has the opportunity to develop an intimate relationship with the featured music as well as with the performers through their explanations. Past audience members have commented that it’s a unique concert experience that demystifies classical music and offers insight into the creative process.