Six Beethoven Concerts
Sundin Music Hall
Beethoven Cycle - Northfield, MN
Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.