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The Boston Beethoven Cycle: Season 3


My decade-long colleague and dearest friend Ari Isaacman-Beck and I are excited, overwhelmed, and proud to continue our three-season chronological voyage through Beethoven's string quartets. In this, our third season, we're joined by two incredibly wonderful colleagues - violinist Carter Coleman and violist Rosemary Nelis, both of whom are fellow Kneisel Hall alums whom you heard in the middle Beethovens last season - for the complete Late Beethoven Quartets, with marvelous contemporary music in counterpoint. Particularly exciting will be two chances to hear the great Op. 130: once alongside the equally-great Op. 127, with Beethoven's second finale, the great and wild Rondo; and once alongside the also-equally-great Op. 131, with Beethoven's original mad and ecstatic Fugue to close (it'll lead in to the mad and harrowing slow fugue that starts 131 - a staggering pair). We are so grateful for our ongoing home at the miracle that is the Pucker Gallery, and can't wait to share these programs with you: dates TBA, but expect one in fall 2018, one in the dead of Boston winter 2019, and one in mid- to late spring 2019.

Gwen Krosnick & Ari Isaacman-Beck present:
The Boston Beethoven Cycle at Pucker Gallery

Season 3: The Late Quartets
Ari Isaacman-Beck & Carter Coleman, violins
Rosemary Nelis, viola
Gwen Krosnick, cello


Concert 1: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127 - String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 (with Beethoven's Rondo finale)

Concert 2: String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 with the Große Fuge, Op. 133 - String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Concert 3 (series finale): String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 - String Quartet in F major, Op. 135

Additional program details TBA (there will be great contemporary music to go along with these unspeakably great Beethovens).

Tickets will be available via EventBrite as concert dates become public. Please check back!

Earlier Event: August 12
Masterclasses at Palazzo Ricci
Later Event: October 16
Concert on Central Chamber Series