Apr 29, 2019
Cancelled: National Theatre Live / The Audience
Sunday / May 3, 2020 / 7 p.m.
When the Takács Quartet recorded Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets (2002–2004), The New Yorker’s Alex Ross wrote: “This survey stands as the most richly expressive modern account of this titanic cycle.” Explosive, delicate, melancholic, fanciful, and above all, complex, the works startled listeners in their day, yet prevail as an artistic triumph for all ages. In observance of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, the renowned Takács—“arguably the greatest string quartet in the world” (The Guardian)—return with works from each period, including the last complete piece Beethoven wrote, Opus 135.
Program: Beethoven / String Quartets No. 6 in B-flat major, Opus 18; No. 16 in F major, Opus 135; and No. 9 in C major, Opus 59, No. 3
Tickets: $30 adults, $6 youth and students
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Part of the Chamber Music Series at the Williams Center for the Arts.