Celebrate the power of the human spirit in a concert commemorating the centenary of the World War I Armistice. Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 chronicles his own personal triumph over pain with a reverent hymn of thanks. Though Hindemith wrote his Second String Quartet while a soldier in the fields of the Great War, its fierce virtuosity gives way to an ethereal finale that rises above conflict to express hope. After the concert, learn about art from post-World War I, a time when some artists found inspiration in reworking classical styles while many turned to abstraction as a tool to redefine art and society.
Support for Live Arts programming is provided by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.