Musicians to present free programs at museum The Shrine to Music Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota will present two free brown bag lunch programs by nationally and internationally known musicians during two consecutive noon hours, March 21 and 22.
The Kennedy Center String Quartet from Washington, DC will play Franz Joseph Haydn's Quartet No. 2, nicknamed "The Joke" because of the musical humor that Haydn incorporated into the work, and Quartet No. 1 by Bela Bartok, the famous 20th-century Hungarian composer who used East Europe folk music in many of his compositions, on Thursday, March 21, at 12:05 p.m.
On Friday, March 22, Vladislav Blaha, the great Czech guitar player from Brno, the largest city in the Czech Republic, will perform. Currently touring the U.S., he will present his program, "From the Moravain Hills," also at 12:05 p.m.
The museum brown bag lunch programs, held in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall, are free and open to the public. Listeners are welcome to bring a lunch. Hot coffee and tea will be available.