Music in the Museum

Debussy & Fauré String Quartets

Saturday, October 14th at 6 PM

Debussy’s exquisite and lively string quartet is a rich sensual feast, a universal favorite among the great chamber works, written in 1893 when Debussy was 31 at the start of the impressionist music movement in France.  Fauré’s quartet was his final work completed in 1924 at age 79, a beautifully melodic and ethereal composition blending impressionist and modern qualities.  These two pieces form bookends to the impressionist period in French music.  They are the only quartets these composers would write. 

Our concert features the Emerald City String Quartet, its members are first-chair/principal players from orchestras around the Northwest who have also recorded studio work for films, TV and even video games.  Katrina Cordi, violin; Luis Nenninger, violin; Libby Landy, viola; and Dave Takahashi, cello.

(Please note that this program has changed due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ravel string quartet originally scheduled will be not be heard.  Our apology for any inconvenience.) 

Come enjoy these monthly concerts in our intimate gallery setting surrounded by beautiful art from the Northwest — close-up and personal, as chamber music was originally meant to be experienced.

The concerts are about one-hour in length at 6 PM, leaving you time to dine out after.  Your concert ticket includes admission to all the museum galleries, so make sure you come early to see our current exhibits!

Seating is limited and these concerts often sell-out, so please we suggest reserving your seats well in advance. 

 $14 for Museum Members
$20 for Non-Members


With gratitude for our enthusiastic audience, the Music in the Museum volunteers share this short video with you featuring violinist Pamela Liu playing music by J.S. Bach: