War and Peace

299 Pulteney Street Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 326-1951
  • Recurrence:
  • Presented By: Geneva Music Festival
  • Dates: May 31, 2024
  • Location: 299 Pulteney Street
  • Geneva, NY 14456
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: $35 adult; $10 college student with ID; FREE for youth aged 18 and younger

Geneva Music Festival 2024 Season: Light and Dark
Friday, May 31, 7:30PM
War and Peace
Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (125)
299 Pulteney St, Geneva, NY 14456

Geoffrey Herd and Blake Pouliot, violin;
Eric Wong, viola;
Clive Greensmith and Max Geissler, cello;
Esther Park, piano

Beethoven Op. 76, “Harp”
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2
Georges Antoines Piano Quartet

Music making can be a balm, offering respite among sorrow and strife, and giving artists a way of expressing their pain or reacting to their circumstances. In music, composers may celebrate victories, lament the loss of friends, or find the metaphorical harmony and peace that eludes the larger world. Join resident GMF artists for an exploration of three composers whose lives and works were shaped by their experience of conflict. Written during the Napoleonic wars, Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet is a sparkling, lyrical reminder of joy, while Shostakovich’s Piano Trio, written as a memorial and replete with a danse macabre, dwells upon the tragic. Georges Antoine’s Piano Quartet, emerging from the trenches of World War I, is a passionate testament to a musical career cut short.