Tuesday, February 11, 2020,
Strider Theater, Runnals Building

This unique program—a recitation of T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” by John Farrell and a performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132by the DaPonte String Quartet—offers audiences a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience in close succession the crowning artistic achievements of these peerless masters.

With rarely granted permission of the T. S. Eliot Estate, Farrell committed to memory the 886 lines of Four Quartets and now tours internationally with his recitation of Eliot’s epic poem. An unquestioned masterpiece of 20th-century literature, Four Quartets is a complex, deeply moving meditation on time, memory, and human striving toward the divine. He will be joined by the DaPonte String Quartet who will be performing Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132, alternating recited verse and music.

Cosponsored by the Departments of English, Music, and Religious Studies as well as the Cultural Events Committee.

Words Move—Music Moves is free and open to the public. Tickets are available through the Department of Theater and Dance website, colby.edu/theaterdance, or at the door prior to the performance.

Contact: Lynda Chilton, lchilton@colby.edu, 207-859-4520


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