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The Beethoven Experience with the Borromeo Quartet: Concert I
February 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
About this Event
“One of those remarkable breakthroughs in music that come only once every few decades.” – Jeremy Yudkin, Co-director of the Center for Beethoven Research, on Nicholas Kitchen’s study of the composer’s original manuscripts
Bor-Romeo: Beethoven and Shakespeare Beyond the Tomb
- String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
- String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1
- String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127
Pre-Concert Symposium at 6:30 pm; Concert begins at 7:30 pm
The Beethoven Experience with the Borromeo Quartet is a landmark musical and educational experience marking the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, featuring an exploration of all sixteen of his string quartets. The series is a collaboration among Mary Baldwin University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts, American Shakespeare Center, and Heifetz International Music Institute.
Each of the six concerts, presented in the intimate surroundings of the ASC’s iconic Blackfriars Playhouse, will feature a quartet from the “Early, Middle, and Late” periods. Each concert will be preceded by a symposium investigating the intersection between Beethoven and the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of his time – and ours, featuring Heifetz Institute Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen, ASC Artistic Director Ethan McSweeney, MBU College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Paul Menzer, as well as special guest commentators.
The Spring 2020 Season of “The Beethoven Experience” is generously underwritten by Chris & Betsy Little.