ADAM Quartet at Villa Pignatelli

Napoli, Italy

05 May 11:00

Margot Kolodziej, violin
Julia Kleinsmann, violin
Minna Svedberg, viola
Renée Timmer, cello


In this concert, the ADAM Quartet explores the combination of music and poetry. Through the music of Barry Guy and Franz Joseph Haydn and the poems of Samuel Beckett and the writings that inspired Haydn’s work, the ADAM Quartet seeks to embody verbal and non-verbal experiences through music. Barry Guy’s quartet ‘What’s the Word’ is based on Samuel Beckett’s poem of a similar title. It was the last poem written by Beckett before his death in 1989 and is a repetitive search for something unnamable, constantly returning to the notion of madness. Is madness the constant search, the loss of words, or is it the beautiful state of pure humanity searching for something that cannot be found? The concert will conclude with Haydn’s quartet ‘The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross’, based on scriptures describing Jesus’ last moments.

Concert open to the public
Single ticket 10€ | Reduced 5€

Event Info

Date & Time

05 May (Sunday)


Villa Pignatelli, Riviera di Chiaia, Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy