SU Bridge Quartet
representing Susquehanna University
"Impactful Listening" November 11-12, 2019
U.S. -- Russia
Beethoven -- Jessie Montgomery
We've discovered that students really want to express ideas & ponder the meaning of music. That's why this year's program intentionally provokes discussion. We play, we discuss, we play some more. "Impactful Listening" is about thought and communication.
60-minute program with Impact Groups:
Quartet performance, Small Group Discussions (led by quartet), Reports & more music
90-minute program with Impact Groups (great for combining with a Humanities class!):
Quartet performance, Small Group Discussions (led by quartet and participating teachers), Reports & more music
40-minute traditional program: Integrated full group discussion with quartet performance
Johanna Hartman Levi
Violinist, York Symphony, Allegro Chamber Orchestra Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director, Harbor Front Music, Long Island
Cello Professor, Susquehanna University, Cellist, Eaken Piano Trio
Jennifer Sacher Wiley
Violin Professor, Susquehanna University
Topics and Repertoire
1. Borodin • Shostakovich
Two Russian composers, pre and mid Cold War
How do political regimes influence artists?
2. Peter Shickele • Steve Reich
Two American 20th century composers
How can music reflect innocence? Horror? Should art be a response to history/injustice?
3. Florence Price • Jessie Montgomery
Two African American Women Composers
How is their music the same? How is it different? Is it possible to hear the story of intersectionality in music?
4. Beethoven Op. 18 • Beethoven Op. 130
Two works, before and after deafness
Could a deeper appreciation of Beethoven's affliction lead to empathy for those with disabilities?
Thursday, September 12 Jessie Montgomery's "Strum" as part of Women's Music Festival at SU
November 11-12 Tour: Emmaus HS, Parkland HS