Lilit Hartunian, violin
Samuel Kelder, viola
Jonathan Butler, cello
Jesse MacDonald, violin
Lloyd Schwartz, poetry

The ocean can be a friend or foe. It can be beautiful or terrifying. It can wreak havoc on the senses or calm them. Experience an evening of music and readings that conjure up the power of Earth’s magnificent oceans featuring works by Beethoven, Ravel, Vaughan Williams, and Honstein paired with powerful works of art by Turner, Canaletto, and others.


Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio No. 3
Maurice Ravel, Sonata in Four Parts for Violin and Cello
Ralph Vaughan Williams, String Quartet No. 1 in G minor
Robert Honstein, Arctic

Entry or re-entry after the event starts is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the House Manager.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
For $5 more, enjoy guaranteed Premium Seating in the first three rows of the auditorium.
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Above: Joseph Mallord William Turner, Ship and Cutter, about 1825. 23.1240. Watercolor and graphite pencil on paper. Gift of William Norton Bullard.