Music Tonight: Wednesday, March 21

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The Bay Area's Sylvestris Quartet comes to the Westhaven Center for the Arts to perform a series of pieces centered around two disparate but innovative composers of the style, Ludwig van Beethoven and Heinrich Ignatz Franz Biber, starting at 7:30 p.m. ($5-$20 sliding scale). The quartet only plays on the gut strings used by musicians before steel strings supplanted them in the industrial rush of WWII, and only pieces written from the pre-steel time. There will also be works by Scarlatti, Boccherini, Haydn and Mozart. I am a sucker for string quartets and chamber music, so I will very likely be there as well.

Postscript: That was pretty underwhelming if I am being honest. I just felt like I had a wool hat over my brain. It reminded me of smoking weed before fifth period in my sophomore year and how geometry class just stretched for days. I mean, I enjoyed writing this but it took me what felt like two weeks and everything I thought was funny probably wasn't. But I'll smoke more, put on Dopesmoker by Sleep and write the tagline now. That shouldn't take more than a month, high-time.

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