12.14.2020 through 12.20.2020
The Miró Quartet returns to the Northwest for a marathon-festival of all sixteen Beethoven String Quartets surrounding the composers’ 250th birthday. This tour around the Puget Sound caps off the Miró Quartet’s decade-long effort to record all sixteen quartets in Seattle, and is their coming home party. The festivities peak with a Beethoven Birthday Bash on 12.17.2020 in Seattle. Tour stops include Seattle, Vashon Island, Olympia and more.
String Quartet in F major, op. 18, no. 1
String Quartet in G major, op. 18, no. 2
String Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3
String Quartet in C minor, op. 18, no. 4
String Quartet in A major, op. 18, no. 5
String Quartet in B flat major op. 18, no. 6
String Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1
String Quartet in E minor, op. 59 no. 2
String Quartet in C major, op. 59, no. 3
String Quartet in E flat major, op. 74 “Of the Harps”
String Quartet in F minor, op. 95, “ Serioso “
String Quartet in E flat major, op. 127
String Quartet in B flat major, op. 130
String Quartet in C sharp minor, op. 131
String Quartet in A minor, op. 132
String Quartet in B flat major, op. 133 “The great flight”
String Quartet in F major, op. 135
December 17, 2020 is the official celebrated birthday of the composer-legend Ludwig van Beethoven, so we decided to throw a party. All week long, Emerald City Music and the acclaimed Miró Quartet celebrate Beethoven through his greatest accomplishment: the sixteen string quartets. The Miró Quartet, fresh off recording all sixteen quartets over the last decade at Bastyr University Chapel (Seattle), finishes their US Tour of the quartet cycle here in the Pacific Northwest, where their journey of Beethoven began. Over nine marathon days, experience the life of Beethoven from his youthful op. 18 quartets, the definitive Razumovsky quartets, to the heart-wrenching late quartets. Come after work, grab a beer, and delve into this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Miró Quartet: Daniel Ching, violin • William Fedkenhauer, violin • John Largess, viola • Joshua Gindele, cello
Waitlist for Tickets
Subscriptions and individual tickets to the Beethoven Rave will become available in September 2019. Reserve your spot in line for tickets by submitting the form below.