Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Williams Center for the Arts
$30 general public; $5 fac/staff; FREE for Laf students

When the Takács Quartet recorded Beethoven’s 16 string quartets (2002–2004), The New Yorker’s Alex Ross wrote: “This survey stands as the most richly expressive modern account of this titanic cycle.” Explosive, delicate, melancholic, fanciful, and above all, complex, the works startled listeners in their day, yet prevail as an artistic triumph for all ages. In observance of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, the renowned Takács—“arguably the greatest string quartet in the world” (The Guardian)—returns with works from each period, including the last complete piece Beethoven wrote, Opus 135.


Program: Beethoven / String Quartets No. 6 in B-flat major, Opus 18; No. 16 in F major, Opus 135; and No. 9 in C major, Opus 59, No. 3