This groupmuse happened on Sunday, January 14, at 2:00 PM PST.

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A Midwinter Fireside Afternoon Massivemuse

A Midwinter Fireside Afternoon Massivemuse

Western Addition, SF

Sun, January 14, 2018 2:00 PM, PST
(Ticket sales closed Jan 13, 3:00 PM PST)

Drinking policy
Free drinks provided at this groupmuse
Age limit
All guests must be 21
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Groupmuse Superhost

This past August, we hosted a sold-out Massivemuse featuring Beethoven’s enormous and masterful late string quartet, his opus 130, featuring the original finale, the Große Fuge, which is a piece of folkloric significance in the Groupmuse-iverse.

Well, we’re back for another Op. 130 Massivemuse, only this time, it'll be with Beethoven’s replacement finale. His contemporaries weren’t so hot on the thorny, massive fugue, so in a rather uncharacteristic move, he pulled it and replaced it with a glittering dance movement, full of whit and vitality.

As luck would have it, our friends at the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival have put together a group of some of the best young musicians in town to tell the tale of Beethoven’s op. 130, with its alternate ending - the director’s cut, if you will - and they want to Massive. So we’ll Massive.

San Francisco’s Century Club of California has made its lovely and cozy drawing room available to us - it’s got a big fireplace for a roaring fire and plenty of comfy couches and carpeted floorspace to 'muse in style.

The event starts at 2pm on Sunday and Lagunitas is sponsoring the event with their delicious beer for free, so join us for a big-hearted and toasty warm midwinter fireside Massivemuse, with everyone’s favorite grouch of a genius Ludwig Van Beethoven.


James Keene Violin
Stephen Fine Viola

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 (1797)
Karla Avila, clarinet
James Jaffe, cello
Ian Scarfe, piano

String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (1825)
James Keene, violin
Ellen McGehee, violin
Stephen Fine, viola
James Jaffe, cello


1355 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Apt: The Century Club of California


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Ian Scarfe, over 4 years ago

Thank you to everyone who made this concert such a success! Our friends at the CENTURY CLUB, LAGUNITAS, GROUPMUSE, and of course my fellow musicians who performed so splendidly.
If anyone wants to learn more about the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, be sure to follow us on facebook and check out our website at

Stephen Fine, over 4 years ago

What a great show! Thanks to all for showing up and listening. A perfect cap to our Beethoven tour.


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