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The Alexander Quartet and Beethoven’s Greatest pt. 2: A Groupmuse Morning Out
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The Alexander Quartet and Beethoven’s Greatest pt. 2: A Groupmuse Morning Out

Western Addition, SF

Sun, November 7, 2021 10:00 AM, PST
(Ticket sales closed Nov 5, 3:00 PM PDT)

Part of the San Francisco Performances: A Nights Out Series series

94 of 100 tickets still available
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Bring proof of COVID vaccination
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are required for the entire groupmuse
Social distancing
Social distancing is required
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Greeter will confirm safety precautions
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Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kid-friendly event

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Ludwig van Beethoven’s late string quartets are among the most powerful, profound, and enigmatic of all musics. In his final years, the great composer was exploring structural and harmonic depths that the rest of the world wouldn’t catch up with for literally a century.

Our wonderful friends at San Francisco Performances are bringing through the beloved Alexander Quartet to tackle a few of these monuments, and they’re partnering with the great classical music historian, intellectual, orator, and educator Robert Greenberg, who will give us a tour of the ins and outs of these eternal masterworks, so together, we may plumb their depths.

At 10am Saturday, November 6th, we’ll experience Beethoven’s op. 130 String Quartet finishing with the Große Fuge (The Great Fugue) — a massive movement so shattering that Beethoven himself was persuaded to replace it with a more conventional finale. We’ll hear the piece as Beethoven originally intended; it’s a truly eye-opening work.

The following day, on 10am November 7th, we’ll experience Beethoven’s op. 132 and op. 135 String Quartets — the last two he published, and among the very last thoughts, feelings and impressions that Ludwig left us with.

Typically, these tickets average $50, but we’ve got a stack for only $25 — so get yours!

What's the music?

Alexander String Quartet

Beethoven’s op. 132 and op. 135 String Quartets


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