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Saint Paul, Minnesota

Phone : 651-587-7595
Email : music@artaria.us


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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


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


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”


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


Quartet in E-Flat major, Op. 127

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

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



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


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



Beethoven Cycle - Northfield, MN

February 16-18  Concerts 1, 2, 3

March 29-31 Concerts 4, 5, 6

All Concerts are at 8:15pm in URNESS RECITAL HALL on the campus of St. Olaf College

Beethoven Cycle - La Crosse, WI

Saturday February 22 7:30pm - Concert 1 

Sunday February 24 3:00pm - Concert 2

Monday February 24 3:00pm - Concert 2

Sunday March 22 3:00pm - Concert 4

Monday March 23 7:30pm - Concert 5

Tuesday March 24 7:30pm - Concert 6

All Concerts are in the RECITAL HALL on the campus of Viterbo University.

For tickets contact the Viterbo Box Office at 608-796-3100.