- Monday, 15 Apr 2013
- The Broad Stage
- 7:30 pm
- Mona Simpson, author
- Margaret Batjer, curator, host & violin
- Josefina Vergara, violin
- Carrie Kennedy, violin
- Victoria Miskolczy, viola
- Armen Ksajikian, cello
- Jeffrey Kahane, piano
- Janáček String Quartet No.1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
- Beethoven Violin Sonata No.9 in A major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”
Mona Simpson is the recipient of numerous awards including
the 2008 Literature Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her novels include Anywhere But Here and Off Keck Road. Claire, the protagonist in Simpson’s 2011 novel My Hollywood, is a classical composer.
A professor of English at UCLA and of Languages and Literature at Bard College, Simpson lends her insights to the Beethoven Violin Sonata that inspired Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata, which in turn inspired Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1. “I was imagining a poor woman, tormented and run down, just like the one the Russian writer Tolstoy describes in his ‘Kreutzer Sonata,’” Janáček confided in a letter to his young muse Kamila Stösslová.
part of the
Concerts in this series are presented without intermission.
For the Westside Connections series, the introduction of the music from the stage takes the place of program notes.
Wondering where to grab a bite to eat near The Broad Stage? Try one of the nearby restaurants in Santa Monica.
box office info
Call Andrew or Megan in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and on concert days from 9 am to 4 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.
Subscriptions for the 3-concert 2012-13 Westside Connections series are $135. Single tickets are $50 each.
Individual tickets will be available for online purchase in August 2012.
For information or to purchase tickets, call Andrew or Megan in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.
Program and artists subject to change.