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Six Beethoven Concerts

Sundin Music Hall

Concert 1 - Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 7:30pm

6:45 PM -  Pre Concert Talk by Prof. Mark Mazullo opens Part 1 of the Cycle.
Mazullo has been lecturing on the late Beethoven Quartets at Macalester College for over two decades. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory. 

Pre Concert talk by Mark Mazullo

Quartet in D major, Op. 18, No. 3

Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”

Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, with Finale

Program

Concert 2 - Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 3:00pm

2:15 PM - Understanding Beethoven the composer necessitates understanding Beethoven the person. Fortunately, there are hundreds of letters written by Beethoven to illuminate his thoughts. Several will be read and discussed from the stage by Elwyn Alexander Fraser Jr. 
Fraser is a natural baritone who has has lent his dynamic speaking voice to thousands across venues spanning from Ireland to London and from Orchestra Hall to Carnegie Hall.

Pre Concert Beethoven letters

Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2

Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74, “Harp"

Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Program

Concert 3 - Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 7:30pm

Post Concert Q & A hosted by Silvester Vicic, director of Sundin Music Hall, with the ASQ onstage. Converse with the Quartet about the engaging journey they have had with Beethoven's String Quartets in preparation for the Cycle.

Post Concert Q & A

Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6

Quartet in F major, Op. 135

Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”

Program

POSTPONED

Concert 4 - Saturday, Apr. 18, 2020 7:30pm

6:45 PM -  Prof. Mark Mazullo of Macalester College returns to give a Pre Concert talk to open Part 2 of the Cycle. 

Pre Concert talk by Mark Mazullo

Program

Quartet in E-Flat major, Op. 127

Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1

Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”

Program

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POSTPONED

Concert 5 - Sunday, Apr. 19, 2020 3:00pm

Join Artaria after the concert for lively discussion and good cheer at W. A. Frost restaurant on Selby Ave in St. Paul. If you want a great glass of wine in a classic spot, their wine cellar boasts one of the most robust wine lists available in the Twin Cities. Beethoven would approve!

Post Concert good cheer

Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5

Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

Program

POSTPONED

Concert 6 - Monday, Apr. 20, 2020 7:30pm

Post Concert celebration in the Lobby with the ASQ. Celebrate the end of the Artaria Beethoven Cycle journey with sumptuous desserts and cake from the Farina Baking Company.
The Twin Cities' premier caterer, Farina specializes in stunning custom cakes and dessert displays, delivering a sweet, elegant, and flavorful experience.

Post Concert Reception

Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130

Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Program

MOre BEETHOVEN

Beethoven Cycle - Northfield, MN

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College

Free Admission

Concert 1 - Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 8:15pm

7:30 PM -  Pre Concert Talk by PhD candidate at Columbia University Anya Wilkening. Wilkening's talk "Four-Play: On the Origin (and Gendering) of the String Quartet" exposes the background from which the string quartet originated as well as the ensuing tension between its perceived masculine and feminine element, in a new way of conceptualizing the genre in which the performers, their instruments, and the music itself are participants in and exemplars of this gendered tradition.

 

Concert 2 - Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 8:15pm

7:30PM - Pre Concert Talk by Nancy November via video stream from New Zealand exploring the depths of Op. 131. November's research at the University of Auckland centers on chamber music of the late 18th and 19th centuries, probing questions of historiography, canonization, and genre. Recent publications include Beethoven’s Theatrical Quartets:  Op. 59, 74, and 95 (Cambridge University Press, 2013); a three-volume set of fifteen string quartets by Emmanuel Aloys Förster (A-R Editions, 2016); and Cultivating String Quartets in Beethoven’s Vienna (Boydell Press, 2017). 

 

Concert 3 - Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 8:15pm

Post Concert Q & A with the ASQ onstage. Converse with the Quartet about the engaging journey they have had with Beethoven's String Quartets in preparation for the Cycle.

 

 

POSTPONED

Concert 4 - Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020 8:15pm

7:15PM - Professor Nancy November of the University of Auckland returns for a pre-concert talk via video stream to introduce Part 2 of the Cycle. 

 

POSTPONED

Concert 5 - Monday, Mar. 30, 2020 8:15pm

7:30 PM - Elwyn Alexander Fraser, Jr. returns to his alma mater to read the letters of Beethoven, illuminating him as a person. Fraser is a natural baritone who has has lent his dynamic speaking voice to thousands across venues spanning from Ireland to London and from Orchestra Hall to Carnegie Hall.

 

POSTPONED

Concert 6 - Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 8:15pm

Post Concert Celebration with the Artaria String Quartet. Enjoy freshly baked cake and wish Beethoven a happy 250th.

Beethoven Cycle - La Crosse, WI

Nola Starling Recital Hall, Viterbo University

Tickets at Viterbo Box Office: 608-796-3100

Concert 1 - Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 7:30pm

6:00PM Flash Event!

6:30PM Pre-Concert Introduction with Dr. Mary-Ellen Haupert, tenured Professor of Music at Viterbo University. Haupert has received both of Viterbo's most prestigious teaching awards--the Alec Chui Memorial Award (2012) and Teacher of the Year (2014), recognizing her dedication to excellence in student research and music composition.  She was named a Research Fellow for the University's Institute for Ethics in Leadership (2015-2016).

This concert features actor readings during the performance.

 

Concert 2 - Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 3:00pm

Post Concert Reception with Artaria String Quartet. Come enjoy wine and cheese with Artaria and celebrate Beethoven!

Concert 3 - Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 7:30pm

6:30PM Pre-Concert "Arts in Context" Presentation with Viterbo University music history students. Under the guidance of Dr. Mary Ellen Haupert, students will discuss the relevance and importance of the ASQBTHVN2020 project for them as emerging arts advocates.  Program details and biographical information will provide the framework for each discussion.

POSTPONED

Concert 4 - Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020 3:00pm

2:00PM Pre- Concert Talk with Dr. Michael Mader, MD of OB/GYN  the Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse, WI for 32 years. Dr. Mader has a special interest in the physical effects of hearing loss and how it affects those who suffer from the ailment, in particular Beethoven's own internal struggle. 

POSTPONED

Concert 5 - Monday, Mar. 23, 2020 7:30pm

6:30PM Pre-Concert "Arts in Context" Presentation with Viterbo University music history students. Under the guidance of Dr. Mary Ellen Haupert, students return to discuss the relevance and importance of the ASQBTHVN2020 project for them as emerging arts advocates.  Program details and biographical information will provide the framework for each discussion.

POSTPONED

Concert 6 - Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020 7:30pm

Post Concert Q & A with Artaria String Quartet onstage. Engage with the Quartet about their journey with Beethoven's String Quartets in preparation for the Cycle.