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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)

Purchase tickets for entire 7-part series $100 tickets ($80 for Supermusers)

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees:

Drinking policy
No alcohol at this groupmuse
ADA access
Accessible
Kids
Kid-friendly event

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!

Program

Alexander String Quartet

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

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Hosts

Groupmuse Superhost
Groupmuse Safety Guardian

Attendees

Tom Diffenbach
David Fix
Thomas P Hall
Ranveig Elvebakk
Alexandria Reynolds

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