Miró Quartet to Perform All 16 Beethoven String Quartets Live

July 9, 2020, 1:40 PM · Like most musicians, the four members of the Miró Quartet have been in isolation with their families since mid-March. They are soon coming together — following strict protocols — to perform all 16 Beethoven string quartets in a 12-concert subscription cycle. The live performances will be streamed from a stunning private venue within the quartet’s home city of Austin (TX) as part of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.

Miro Quartet

The Miró Quartet is comprised of violinists Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violist John Largess, and cellist Joshua Gindele. In discussing Beethoven and his relevance to today’s turbulent times, the quartet writes: “Beethoven’s world was one of uncertainty, sweeping and violent societal change, and revolution and war. On a personal level, he continuously faced unsolved health crises of deafness and an unknown disease that would ultimately claim his life. Miraculously, Beethoven transformed his personal struggles into music of great power, anger, and determination, as well as great peace, longing, and hope. In times of global uncertainty and personal upheaval, music can be one of the most powerful means to unite us all, give us inspiration to live differently, and comfort us in our struggles.

A schedule for the series is listed below and all concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. PT (6:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT, 8:30 p.m. ET). Tickets are available at OurConcerts.live and are $20 for individual concerts, $90 for any six concerts, and $120 for a complete series pass. Following each livestream, the performance will remain online for on-demand viewing for 24 hours for ticket holders.

OPUS 18
Thursday, July 16
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18, No. 3
String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18, No. 2

Friday, July 17
String Quartet No. 5 in A major, Op. 18, No. 5
String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1

Saturday, July 18
String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6

OPUS 59 ("RAZUMOVSKY")
Thursday, July 23
String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1

Friday, July 24
String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Saturday, July 25
String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3

FROM MIDDLE TO LATE PERIOD
Thursday, July 30
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74 ("Harp")
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 ("Serioso")

Friday, July 31
String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127

Saturday, August 1
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

LATE QUARTETS
Thursday, August 6
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130
Grosse Fuge in B-flat major, Op. 133

Friday, August 7
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Saturday, August 8
String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130: VI. Finale: Allegro (alternate finale)

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July 10, 2020 at 01:03 AM · Thank you for letting us know about this. It is beyond wonderful how music continues no matter what's going on in the world! And how lucky we are to have the technology to do all this! Looking forward to this very much!

July 10, 2020 at 01:50 AM · Joe: You are most welcome! I'm planning to buy the series pass and will have the score open in order to follow along! That is one advantage I see in hearing this "live" but not being "live" in the audience. I can look at the music while listening to superb performances!! I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never heard all the Beethoven quartets in their entirety. I think I stopped with those I could play (Opus 18). Thanks to the Miró Quartet, my musical education continues!

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