Events

Festival Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets w/ Pacifica Quartet
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Festival Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets w/ Pacifica Quartet

Festival Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets w/ Pacifica Quartet
Presented by Friends of Chamber Music

Lincoln Performance Hall

The titanic career of Ludwig van Beethoven spanned the transition between the Classical tradition and the expansion of the Romantic era, while his mature works
show a musical language and architecture so personal and highly evolved that they transcend era and classification. His sixteen string quartets transformed the chamber music of Haydn to a medium experimenting with complex musical ideas and emotional revelation, and show the evolution not only of Beethoven’s personal idiom, but of the musical culture around him.  An audience favorite, the Pacifica Quartet returns to Portland to perform Beethoven’s complete string quartets, widely regarded as his greatest works.

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Winner of the 2009 Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance, the Pacifica has become a favorite of Portland audiences.

“Stupendous, breathtaking virtuosity.” -The Sunday Times


Performances (all in Lincoln Performance Hall):

Sunday, Oct 28 – 3:00 pm

BEETHOVEN  Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

Tuesday, Oct 30 – 7:30 pm

BEETHOVEN  Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”

Thursday, Nov 1 – 7:30 pm

BEETHOVEN  Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Friday, Nov 2 – 7:30 pm

BEETHOVEN  Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Sunday, Nov 4 – 3:00 pm

BEETHOVEN  Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
BEETHOVEN  Quartet in A minor, Op. 132